Constitutionalism and the Common Good: Classic and Contemporary Debates
This panel brings together early-career researchers and established/senior scholars to discuss the relationship between constitutionalism and the common good. The issues discussed in the panellists‘ papers will include: • how constitutional design questions implicate the common good (checks and balances, separation of powers, institutional responsibility for legal/constitutional interpretation). • the relationship between concepts like subsidiarity and pluralism and the common good. • how concern for the common good should affect how officials/lawyers‘ approach legal/constitutional interpretation. • the role judicial review plays in a constitutionalism oriented to the common good. • the role constitutional rights like liberty, speech, and private property play in the common good, and when and on what basis they may be regulated. • misconceptions about the classic legal tradition and how it conceives the relationship between law and the common good.