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Sajó, András

Works: 130 works in 392 publications in 5 languages and 8,180 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Casebooks (Law)  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Performer
Classifications: K3165, 342
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Most widely held works by András Sajó
Limiting government : an introduction to constitutionalism by András Sajó( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring the history and theory of constitutionalism in a comparative perspective this account is concerned not only with the mechanics of government, but more comprehensively with the organization of state-society relations. Drawing on some classic examples, such as the history and fundaments of the US constitution, the 1791 French constitution or the Weimar constitution, we are reminded that we can learn the most from earlier failures."--BOOK JACKET
Out of and into authoritarian law by András Sajó( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional sentiments by András Sajó( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutions typically are conceived as products of rational thought, as grand triumphs of the mind in proposing the rules of civil order. Yet, as Andras Sajo astutely points out in this book, emotion plays a vital role in shaping behavior, and, consequently, no understanding of constitutional development will be complete without due consideration of the role played by individual and social sentiments. In other words, constitutions are written to regulate human behavior and affairs, but they do so by appealing to people's hearts and not only their minds. Drawing on current research from the social sciences, Sajo discusses the influences of emotions such as fear and shame in the making, maintenance, and development of constitutional systems. Whereas laws can always be rationalized in hindsight, Sajo maintains and illustrates that the motivational impetus behind much of what we design into law concerns the regulation of emotion. Thus, by describing the sentiments that underlie constitutional meaning, Sajo has extended to the realm of law the emerging trend that recognizes the fallibility of rational behavior
The Oxford handbook of comparative constitutional law by Michel Rosenfeld( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and German and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of comparative constitutional law has grown immensely over the past couple of decades. Once a minor and obscure adjunct to the field of domestic constitutional law, comparative constitutional law has now moved front and centre. Driven by the global spread of democratic government and the expansion of international human rights law, the prominence and visibility of the field, among judges, politicians, and scholars has grown exponentially. Even in the United States, where domestic constitutional exclusivism has traditionally held a firm grip, use of comparative constitutional materials has become the subject of a lively and much publicized controversy among various justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The trend towards harmonization and international borrowing has been controversial. Whereas it seems fair to assume that there ought to be great convergence among industrialized democracies over the uses and functions of commercial contracts, that seems far from the case in constitutional law. Can a parliamentary democracy be compared to a presidential one? A federal republic to a unitary one? Moreover, what about differences in ideology or national identity? Can constitutional rights deployed in a libertarian context be profitably compared to those at work in a social welfare context? Is it perilous to compare minority rights in a multi-ethnic state to those in its ethnically homogeneous counterparts? These controversies form the background to the field of comparative constitutional law, challenging not only legal scholars, but also those in other fields, such as philosophy and political theory. Providing the first single-volume, comprehensive reference resource, the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law will be an essential road map to the field for all those working within it, or encountering it for the first time. Leading experts in the field examine the history and methodology of the discipline, the central concepts of constitutional law, constitutional processes, and institutions - from legislative reform to judicial interpretation, rights, and emerging trends
The constitution of freedom : an introduction to legal constitutionalism by András Sajó( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sajó and Uitz's intellectual history of the constitutional ideal is rich in contextual detail and informed by case studies that give an overview of both the theory and practice of constitutionalism worldwide. Classic constitutions are contrasted with twentieth-century and contemporary endeavours, and experimentations in checks and balances. Their endeavour is neither apologetic (and certainly not celebratory), nor purely defensive: this book demonstrates why constitutionalism should continue to matter. Between the rise of populist, anti-constitutional sentiment and the normalization of the apparatus of counter-terrorism, it is imperative that the political communities who seek to sustain democracy as freedom understand the importance of constitutionalism. This book is essential reading for students of law and general readers without prior knowledge of the field, as well as those in politics who believe they know how government works. It shows what is at stake in the debate on constitutionalism
Human rights with modesty : the problem of universalism by András Sajó( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saj (legal studies, Central European U., Hungary) presents revised editions of 15 papers first presented at a 2002 conference on "The Individual v. the State" conference, hosted by Saj 's academic department. Approaching the topic from a variety of perspectives, the papers explore the problematics o
Political corruption in transition : a skeptic's handbook( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a comparative review of corruption during the transition from Communism. Based on two international conferences at Princeton University and the Central European University, it acts as a guide to the problem of corruption in transition countries. This book represents a realistic view
Censorial sensitivities : free speech and religion in a fundamentalist world( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the conflict between free speech and religion. Religious authorities have long tried to "discipline" free speech when it runs counter to religious teachings or dogmas. The reaction to the cartoons about the prophet Muhammad, published in the Danish Jyllands-Posten, demonstrated the resonance of the accusation of blasphemy inside Islam. The conflict is not, however, limited to Islam. The Catholic Church and various Protestant Churches have strongly expressed their hostility toward various books, plays, and films that they consider "collective defamation." There is an increasing concern about the need to protect religious sensitivities against offensive speech, in particular where such speech affects vulnerable minorities and collective identities based on religious affiliation. The thought-provoking essays in this book are a welcome contribution to the current debate on how to deal with the clash between free speech and religion in a world where a growing number of people are committed in a fundamental way to religion in everyday life
Rights of access to the media( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As broadcasting systems are transformed - both in societies making a post-communist transition and in the rest of Europe and the United States - opportunities for "access" are frequently put forward and debated. But little is done to analyze what is meant by access and how the concept fits into a theoretical framework. Access issues proliferate, not only from the new statutes concerning broadcasting licenses, but for cable television regimens and for the information infrastructures of the future. Access becomes the hope of social groups, religious organizations, politicians - redemptive in its impact on the democratic process. Given the range of uses, given the consequences imputed to access in the broadcasting field, more attention to its various meanings is long overdue. This volume of essays is a partial answer. The book has its origins in a conference held in June 1993 at the Institute for Constitutional and Legislative Policy at the Central European University in Budapest. The purpose of the conference was to gather scholars with a commitment to exploring the theoretical and actual implications of various access regimens as they have been or were then being practiced or proposed. The time was a vital one as debates continued throughout the region on the shape of proposed broadcasting legislation. The conference offered an opportunity to review the political context in which access was being considered at a raw and early moment in the transitions to democracy. Hungary was still deadlocked in its "media wars" - a confrontation between the major political parties over the course of society in which the conduct and control of broadcasting was seen as a defining issue. The Czech Republic had just split from its Slovak counterpart and the implications for the role of broadcasting in the building of a nation were self-evident. Problems of hate speech and lustration - a negative form of access, namely access by society to information about the personal past of public figures - compounded the difficulty of policy-making. Access issues yielded concerns about privatization since the ownership of instruments of the press is a key factor in access; and that affected the choice of licensees, the conditions under which they should operate, whether and to what extent foreign investment should be allowed. All of these were questions pending. The inevitable underlying problem was the role of the state in establishing rules, maintaining a hand in writing the narratives of continuity and, indeed, in letting go and fostering the processes of change. The responses are organized in four sections: theories of media access; access to media in Europe and the United States; judicial review of access to the media; the media and the political arena. But the contributions do not fit neatly within these categories and, as a result, some discussion of almost all the issues will be found in each paper
Judicial integrity by András Sajó( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional separation of powers theories assumed that governmental despotism will be prevented by dividing the branches of government which will check one another. Modern governments function with unexpected complicity among these branches. Sometimes one of the branches becomes overwhelming. Other governmental structures, however, tend to mitigate these tendencies to domination. Among other structures courts have achieved considerable autonomy vis-á-vis the traditional political branches of power. They tend to maintain considerable distance from political parties in the name of professionalism and expertise. The conditions and critera of independence are not clear, and even less clear are the conditions of institutional integrity. Independence (including depolitization) of public institutions is of particular practical relevance in the post-Communist countries where political partisanship penetrated institutions under the single party system. Institutional integrity, particularly in the context of administration of justice, became a precondition for accession to the European Union. Given this practical challenge the present volume is centered around three key areas of institutional integrity, primarily within the administration of justice: first, in a broader theoretical-interdisciplinary context the criteria of institutional independence are discussed. The second major issue is the relation of neutralized institutions to branches of government with reference to accountability. Thirdly, comparative experience regarding judicial independence is discussed to determine techniques to enhance integrity
Western rights? : post-communist application( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a complete record of the discussions held and papers presented at a conference on The Individual v. The State, held in Budapest at the Central European University, which focused on various theories about the nature and role of rights. Rights have the function of protecting the individual against collectivity, against restrictions of individual freedom and the imposition of burdens on individuals for the sake of the common good. Joseph Raz argues in his introduction that rights cannot be understood in terms of these functions as this would distort the understanding of their role in morality and in law. The book is divided into six parts, covering the following key topics: Concepts of Rights, Transition to Rights - Rights in Transition, Equality and Social Rights, Minorities and Citizenship, The International Dimension, and Economics of Rights. It shows how varied the understanding of rights is among different theorists and in the practice of different countries, and will be of prime interest to academics involved in legal theory
Global justice and the bulwarks of localism : human rights in context( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, internationally noted scholars collaborate to address issues about human rights and local culture from philosophical, legal, anthropological and sociological perspectives. Their essays focus on topics including self-determination, religion, truth & reconciliation commissions, and sexual mores."
The constitution in private relations : expanding constitutionalism( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors of this volume address various issues pertaining to 'Third Party Effect'. It provides an in-depth analysis of jurisprudence, placing problems in a comparative legal and theoretical perspective. According to a classical tenet of constitutionalism the constitution and constitutional law deal with state actors. In the 20th century the concept of 'third party effect' emerged, which has seen constitutional rights and principles apply in private relations as well. This raises various questions, such as what are the jurisprudential and political reasons of this change? Is this concept brought about by the welfare state? What are its practical consequences? Is individual liberty enhanced when the state claims to promote a right? How do such understandings influence the role of constitutional and supreme courts? Are there equivalent doctrines to the third party effect? How does the trend influence government spending and redistribution? How does the US 'state action' doctrine compare with the third party/horizontal effect doctrine familiar in other domestic and international jurisdictions?
The law of religious identity : models for post-Communism by Individual vs. the State Conference( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Abuse : the dark side of fundamental rights( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the problem of abuse - not what is commonly understood as 'abuse of human rights' where authorities violate fundamental rights by simply denying them. Rather, it refers to authorities and individuals claiming human (fundamental) rights and the rule of law in ways that violate the fundamental rights of other people. Most contributors to this volume agree that in certain instances fundamental rights are used improperly, with troubling consequences, and that making us aware of such improprieties is necessary for the most efficient and just operation of the constitutional system. Several methods how to approach the issue are covered in this book, ranging from the use of existing doctrinal categories (e.g. conflict of rights) to developing a doctrine of abuse of rights. They help in clarifying improper uses of rights and the rule of law in constitutional and international law. The thought-provoking essays in this book are a welcome contribution to the debate if and how to deal with the negative consequences of rights-based action
Militant democracy( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of contributions by leading scholars on theoretical and contemporary problems of militant democracy. The term 'militant democracy' was first coined in 1937. In a militant democracy preventive measures are aimed, at least in practice, at restricting people who would openly contest and challenge democratic institutions and fundamental preconditions of democracy like secularism - even though such persons act within the existing limits of, and rely on the rights offered by, democracy. In the shadow of the current wars on terrorism, which can also involve rights restrictio
Free to protest : constituent power and street demonstration( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the issue of public demonstrations, looking at the experiences of established democracies (EU member states and USA) and countries in transition. The approach of the book is to cover the problem not as a strictly legal one, but to combine the constitutional and human rights aspects with the historical, political and philosophical dimensions. The recent history of mass protests in democracies and semi-democracies raises a number of concerns. Some of these concerns are related to the proper balance between the right to demonstrate and its impacts on third parties. When it comes to striking the proper balance one cannot avoid the specific problems associated with crowd phenomena. Recent demonstrations concerning election results or regime legitimacy in a growing number of post-communist regimes raise a fundamental practical question: are mass demonstrations a (the) genuine expression of popular will? Are spontaneous forms of mass discontent genuinely supreme and legitimate expressions of popular sovereignty? What is the place of the expression of popular discontent in constitutional (indirect) democracy? A key question is whether the freedom of assembly should be placed into a different normative context, that is perceiving it not as an individual right of expression of ideas but as a collective right to directly shape politics
Constitutional topography : values and constitutions by András Sajó( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume seeks to explore the potential locations of constitutional values, their relationship with the text of the constitution, their function in judicial reasoning and beyond the confines of court proceedings. Covering a wide range of perspectives from lawyers (including judges, former advocates, and law professors) to philosophers and political scientists, offering an interesting combination of methodologies and exploring numerous national and international contexts, this collection of essays aspires to provide further insight into the ongoing rich and intense interdisciplinary exchange on constitutional axiology. --Book Jacket
Comparative constitutionalism : cases and materials by Norman Dorsen( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comparative constitutional law casebook offers a comprehensive and paradigmatic approach to the subject: it examines how the vast increase in international movements of people, capital, goods, ideas, and information affect politics in and beyond nation-states and how this influx affects the rule of law, separation of powers, and fundamental rights. Indeed, this casebook stands apart as it represents an international collaboration of legal scholars and allows for diversity of perspectives. Utilizing case excerpts from at least 40 countries across every continent, students will examine the assumptions, choices and trade-offs, strategies, and effects from decisions by constitutional courts and human rights tribunals throughout various legal systems and political contexts. Moreover, this book examines the different theories of constitutionalism and analyzes how constitutional democracies address similar issues in different institutional settings. This third edition includes new material that speaks to current issues of pressing importance: citizenship, transnational constitutionalism, authoritarian and illiberal constitutions, collective rights and minorities, Internet censorship, religion in the public space, mass surveillance, and targeted killings. Both teachers and students will appreciate the complete coverage of complex topics within a manageable size and format. A comprehensive teacher's manual accompanies the casebook. --
New developments in constitutional law : essays in honour of András Sajó by Iulia Motoc( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

András Sajó is one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of comparative constitutional law. The present volume is a collection of studies written in his honour by distinguished scholars from many countries.Constitutional democracies evolve and this evolution is speeding up. As a result, constitutional law is undergoing a rapid and substantial evolution. One of the main developments is the ongoing process of its Europeanization and internationalization. This book aims to present and explain these recent transformations. It gives a comprehensive overview of issues that arise in the context of the Europeanization and internationalization of constitutional law. It will be of interest not only to scholars and students in law and political science but to all persons who are interested in the developments of constitutional democracies
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Constitutional sentiments
Out of and into authoritarian lawConstitutional sentimentsHuman rights with modesty : the problem of universalismPolitical corruption in transition : a skeptic's handbookCensorial sensitivities : free speech and religion in a fundamentalist worldRights of access to the mediaJudicial integrityWestern rights? : post-communist application
Alternative Names
András Sajó Hungarian judge

András Sajó Italiaans rechter

András Sajó Italian judge

Sajó 1949- András

Šajo, A.

Šajo, A. 1949-

Sajó András

Šajo, Andraš 1949-

Shaĭo, A.

Shaĭo, A. 1949-

Shaĭo, A. (Andrash)

Shaĭo, A. (Andrash), 1949-

Shaĭo, Andrash

Shaĭo, Andrash 1949-

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