Adjudication in the field of the political

Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna

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Title Adjudication in the field of the political
Orzekanie w polu polityczności
Creator Mańko, Rafał
Subject adjudication
the political
judicial decision
legal critique
critical theory
Court of Justice of the European Union
Description The purpose of this article is to analyse the relationship between adjudication and the concept of the political. By referring to the understanding of the concept of the political developed inter alia by Carl Schmitt and Chantal Mouffe, the article posits that not all judicial decisions (individual instances of adjudication) should be treated as belonging to the sphere of the political, but only those which fulfil jointly two premises: firstly, they are true decisions, involving at least some degree of discretionality (in the sphere of facts, or in the sphere of law, or in the sphere of the legal classification of facts), and secondly, involving a conflict which is structural for the community or society within which this adjudication is performed. Political adjudication should not be perceived as per se wrong, nonetheless it should be subject to a democratic scrutiny and sustained critique to with greater attention than apolitical adjudication, which merely involves the mechanical application of unambiguous legal rules to undisputed facts.
Publisher Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
Date 2018-03-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Artykuł naukowy
Artykuł naukowy
Format application/pdf
Source Public Philosophy & Democratic Education; Vol. 7 No. 1 (2018); 65-95
Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna; Tom 7 Nr 1 (2018); 65-95
Language pol
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Rafał Mańko

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