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Our book is out now:

Proportionality in Action. Comparative and Empirical Perspectives on the Judicial Practice, Andrej Lang, Talya Steiner & Mota Kremnitzer (eds.)

Proportionality in Action presents an empirical and comparative exploration of the proportionality doctrine, based on detailed accounts of the application of the framework by apex courts in six jurisdictions: Germany, Canada, South Africa, Israel, Poland and India. The analysis of each country is written and contextualized by a constitutional scholar from the relevant jurisdiction. Each country analysis draws upon a large sample of case law and employs a mixed methodological approach: an expansive coding scheme allows for quantitative analysis providing comparable and quantifiable measurements, which is enriched by qualitative analysis that engages with the substance of the decisions and captures nuance, contextualizing the data and providing it with meaning. The book concludes with a comparative chapter that synthesizes some of the most interesting findings. Focusing on deviations of the practice of proportionality from theory, we conclude our argument in support of an integrated approach to the application of proportionality.

In this blog post we briefly introduce the book, especially the underlying methodological approach.

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Mai 5th, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS

Solange 50th Anniversary Conference The WZB Berlin and the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg organize at the occasion of the upcoming 50th Anniversary […]

November 9th, 2020

New Article

My article „The proportionality principle in the case-law of the German Federal Constitutional Court. An empirical study with comparative perspectives“ […]

September 1st, 2020

Emile Noël Fellowship Program at NYU School of Law

It is simply wonderful to be back at NYU Law School, albeit only virtually this time. I am looking forward […]

August 12th, 2020

My book has been published:

„Constitutional Adjudication in the Networked World Order. Structures of Judicial Law-making in Inter-Order Judicial Networks„ https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783662614419

Juni 17th, 2020

Article in Campus Halensis

An article about me in Campus Halensis, the University-Magazine of the Martin-Luther-University: https://www.campus-halensis.de/artikel/gefordert-und-preisgekront-jurist-auf-der-erfolgsspur/

Mai 25th, 2020

Research Project

For my research project “Non-judicial rights review. The Promise and Limits of Rights Review by Public Non-Judicial Institutions in Germany, […]

Mai 20th, 2020

Second Prize of the ELFA Award 2019

A great honor for me: The European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) has awarded me for my dissertation “Constitutional Adjudication in […]

Mai 15th, 2020

Publication

Our book is out now: Proportionality in Action. Comparative and Empirical Perspectives on the Judicial Practice, Andrej Lang, Talya Steiner […]

Mai 6th, 2020

New post on Verfassungsblog

Post on the PSPP judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court: ‘No light fare‘: The German Constitutional Court holds the ECB […]