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TriCON Book of the Month.

Webinar, Monday 20 June, 10:30am - 12:00 (Ireland).

Rosalind Dixon, Responsive Judicial Review: Democracy and Dysfunction in the Modern Age (OUP, 2022 forthcoming).

Chair: Oran Doyle


  • Tom Hickey - Dublin City University
  • Aileen Kavanagh - Trinity College Dublin
  • Mariana Velasco-Rivera - Maynooth University
  • Professor Rosalind Dixon is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia.


    Democratic dysfunction can arise in both 'at risk' and well-functioning constitutional systems. It can threaten a system's responsiveness to both minority rights claims and majoritarian constitutional understandings. Responsive Judicial Review aims to counter this dysfunction using examples from both the global north and global south, including leading constitutional courts in the US, UK, Canada, India, South Africa, and Colombia, as well as select aspects of the constitutional jurisprudence of courts in Australia, Fiji, Hong Kong, and Korea.

    In this book, Dixon argues that courts should adopt a sufficiently 'dialogic' approach to countering relevant democratic blockages and look for ways to increase the actual and perceived legitimacy.

    Event Registration can be completed here.