Equidad , inclusión social y democracia: Una respuesta crítica a los argumentos en contra del activismo judicial

Translated title of the contribution: Equity, social inclusion and democracy: A critical appraisal of the arguments against judicial activism

Gonzalo Aguilar Cavallo, Benjamín Gajardo, Ana Pía León

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Abstract

This paper develops a critical analysis of arguments against judicial activism. We intend to show that judicial activism is an expression generally used to criticize the judiciary while adjudicating social rights. We argue that such adjudication fits perfectly well within the jurisdictional responsibility under the Chilean Constitution. Additionally, this adjudication is crucial in the context of an unfair society, as a mean to realize social justice and social rights. Consequently, this jurisdictional activity is not conflicting with the principle of democracy. As methodology we use a dogmatic analysis, concerning the adjudication of social rights.

Translated title of the contributionEquity, social inclusion and democracy: A critical appraisal of the arguments against judicial activism
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)373-396
Number of pages24
JournalEstudios Constitucionales
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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