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Constitutional Dilemmas: Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA

Lorenzo Zucca


This book deals with one of the most important issues of philosophy of law and constitutional thought: how to understand clashes of fundamental rights, such as the conflict between free speech and privacy. The main argument of this book is that much can be learned about the nature of fundamental legal rights by examining them through the lens of conflicts among such rights, and criticizing the views of scholars and jurists who have discussed both fundamental legal rights and the nature of conflicts among them. Theories of rights are necessarily abstract, aiming at providing the best possible a ... More

Keywords: conflicts, fundamental rights, constitution, judicial review, privacy, free speech, right to life, legal and moral reasoning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199552184
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lorenzo Zucca, author
Lecturer in Law, King's College London