‘Transparency as a Justification for Legislative Supremacy’, 10 May 2017

Dr Eoin Daly (NUI Galway)

Dr Eoin Daly (NUI Galway) will present ‘Transparency as a Justification for Legislative Supremacy’ on Wednesday 10 May 2017, 4:00–5:30pm.

"In this paper, I revisit what we understand by the non-transparent nature of constitutional jurisprudence, compared with legislative decisions concerning rights. Relying on Pierre Bourdieu, I will argue that while judicial review can be understood as a quintessentially esoteric and thus as a dominating practice, its doctrinal artifice is nonetheless irreducible to interests that are antecedent to law itself. Rather, it generates forms of symbolic and social capital that are peculiar to law as a semi-autonomous social “field”. Nonetheless, non-transparency of this kind can be understood as an important kind of political domination that can support the argument for legislative supremacy."

Filed under: , ,

Share this page:


Leicester Law School

tel +44 (0)116 252 2363  
fax +44 (0)116 252 5023

University of Leicester,
University Road,

Key Contacts

Follow us on Twitter @LawLeicester

Student complaints procedure


AccessAble logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Fielding Johnson Building.