Arguing About Goals: The Diminishing Scope of Legal Reasoning [Book Review]

Argumentation 24 (2):211-226 (2010)
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This article investigates the implications of goal-legislation for legal argumentation. In goal-regulation the legislator formulates the aims to be reached, leaving it to the norm-addressee to draft the necessary rules. On the basis of six types of hard cases, it is argued that in such a system there is hardly room for constructing a ratio legis. Legal interpretation is largely reduced to concretisation. This implies that legal argumentation tends to become highly dependent on expert (non-legal) knowledge
Keywords Expert-knowledge  Framework directives  Hard cases  Legal argumentation  Legislation  Ratio legis  Regulation
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DOI 10.1007/s10503-009-9172-9
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