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  1. Wojciech Sadurski, Rights and Moral Reasoning: An Unstated Assumption.
    Both the defenders and critics of judicial review assume tacitly that there is a special moral capacity needed for a correct articulation of constitutional (explicit or implied) rights, and they only disagree about who is likely to possess this moral capacity to a higher degree. In this working paper I challenge this unstated assumption. It is not the case that the reasoning oriented towards rights articulation is more moral than many non-rights-oriented authoritative public decisions in the society. Further, I suggest (...)
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  2. Wojciech Sadurski (forthcoming). Distributive Justice and the Theory of Punishment. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 5 (1):47-59.
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  3. Wojciech Sadurski (forthcoming). Zagadka Tolerancji [The Puzzle of Tolerance]. Res Publica.
  4. Wojciech Sadurski (2014). Reason of State and Public Reason. Ratio Juris 27 (1):21-46.
    “Reason of state” is a concept that is rarely used in contemporary legal and political philosophy, compared to everyday parlance; “public reason,” in contrast, is ubiquitous, especially in liberal philosophy, as a legitimacy-conferring device. In this article it is argued that the unpopularity of the notion of “reason of state” is partly due to its notorious ambiguity. Three different usages of the notion can be identified: a “thin” usage (where “reason of state” is equivalent to the common good); an “ironical” (...)
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  5. Wojciech Sadurski (2008). Equality and Legitimacy. Oxford University Press.
    This book examines the relationship between the idea of legitimacy of law in a democratic system and equality, conceived in a tripartite sense: political, legal, and social. Exploring the constituent elements of the legal philosophy underlying concepts of legitimacy, this book seeks to demonstrate how a conception of democratic legitimacy is necessary for understanding and reconciling equality and political legitimacy by tracing and examining the conceptions of equality in political, legal, and social dimensions. -/- In the sphere of political equality (...)
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  6. Wojciech Sadurski (2008). Legitimacy, Political Equality, and Majority Rule. Ratio Juris 21 (1):39-65.
  7. Wojciech Sadurski (2006). Law's Legitimacy and 'Democracy-Plus'. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 26 (2):377-409.
    Is it the case that the law, in order to be fully legitimate, must not only be adopted in a procedurally correct way but must also comply with certain substantive values? In the first part of the article I prepare the ground for the discussion of legitimacy of democratic laws by considering the relationship between law’s legitimacy, its justification and the obligation to obey the law. If legitimacy of law is seen as based on the law being justified (as in (...)
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  8. Wojciech Sadurski (2002). Judicial Review and the Protection of Constitutional Rights. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 22 (2):275-299.
    Does the effective protection of constitutional rights require a system of robust judicial review? This differs from the question of whether judicial review is democratically legitimate, although the two are often merged. The dominant liberal constitutional discourse concerning the requirement of judicial review has arguably suffered from a degree of insensitivity to the actual effects of specific judicial review systems. In contrast to a fact‐insensitive approach, I suggest that the ‘matrix’ of rights‐protection in any specific system of judicial constitutional review (...)
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  9. Wojciech Sadurski (1997). Konstytucyjna kwadratura koła? Przyczynek do teorii liberalnego konstytucjonalizmu. Civitas 1 (1):37-70.
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  10. Wojciech Sadurski (1993). System demokracji politycznej a wolność środków masowego przekazu. Ethos 24.
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  11. Wojciech Sadurski (1991). Book Review:Critical Legal Studies: A Liberal Critique. Andrew Altman. [REVIEW] Ethics 101 (4):885-.
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  12. Wojciech Sadurski (1990). Joseph Raz on Liberal Neutrality and the Harm Principle. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 10 (1):122-133.
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  13. Wojciech Sadurski (1990). Natural and Social Lottery, and Concepts of the Self. Law and Philosophy 9 (2):157 - 175.
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  14. Wojciech Sadurski (1989). Spór o ostatnie słowo: sądownictwo konstytucyjne a demokracja przedstawicielska. Civitas 2 (2):81-100.
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  15. Wojciech Sadurski (1989). Harman's Defence of Moral Relativism. Philosophical Investigations 12 (1):33-51.
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  16. Wojciech Sadurski (1988). Theory of Punishment, Social Justice, and Liberal Neutrality. Law and Philosophy 7 (3):351 - 373.
  17. Wojciech Sadurski (1988). The Right, the Good and the Jurisprude. Law and Philosophy 7 (1):35 - 66.
    Legal philosophy must be based on a set of substantive political values about such fundamental matters as the nature of the political community and the meaning of human freedom. This general thesis is illustrated by the analysis of moral discourse about the justification and limits of liberty-rights and equality-rights.The most effective way of arguing about the liberal conception of individual liberties (consistent with the Millian Harm Principle) is by recourse to the priority of the right over the good. But this (...)
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  18. Wojciech Sadurski (1987). Book Review. [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 6 (2):221-234.
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  19. Wojciech Sadurski (1987). 'It All Comes Out in the End': Judicial Rhetorics and the Strategy of Reassurance. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 7 (2):258-278.
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  20. Wojciech Sadurski (1987). Review: "When Ideals Clash": Smith, Calabresi, and the Priority of the Right Over the Good. [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 6 (2):259 - 280.
    An important feature of some recent jurisprudential writings is the tendency to reject the precept of liberal individualism which affirms the priority of the principles of the "right conduct" over the substantive conceptions of "the good". This rejection, explicit in a recent book by Rogers M. Smith, and implicit in a recent work by Guido Calabresi, leads to strikingly illiberal consequences; hence, this provides indirect confirmation that the priority of the right over the good constitutes the most reliable defense of (...)
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  21. Wojciech Sadurski (1984). Social Justice and Legal Justice. Law and Philosophy 3 (3):329 - 354.
    The main aim of this paper is to challenge the validity of the distinction between legal justice and social justice. It is argued that what we usually call legal justice is either an application of the more fundamental notion of social justice to legal rules and decisions or is not a matter of justice at all. In other words, the only correct uses of the notion of legal justice are derivative from the notion of social justice and, hence, the alleged (...)
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  22. Wojciech Sadurski (1983). Contractarianism and Intuition (on the Role of Social Contract Arguments in Theories of Social Justice). Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61 (3):231 – 247.
    (1983). Contractarianism and intuition (On the role of social contract arguments in theories of social justice) Australasian Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 231-247.
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  23. Wojciech Sadurski (1983). To Each According to His (Genuine?) Needs. Political Theory 11 (3):419-431.