Book Launch: The Campaign Against the Courts: A History of the Judicial Activism Debate

Dr Tanya Josev, Author and Senior Lecturer, joins Emeritus Laureate Professor Stuart Macintyre to discuss the term, ‘judicial activitism’. What does it mean? What are its origins?

Tanya Josev’s new book, The Campaign Against the Courts (Federation Press), ‘ provides a unique history of the term ‘judicial activism’, from its inception in the United States in the 1940s, to its uneasy position in the academic discourse, and finally, to its current manifestation in both Australia and the United States as part of election campaigns and the politics of anti-elitism.

About the author

Dr Tanya Josev is a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. She researches in contemporary Australian and American legal and political history.

Join Stuart Macintyre as he discusses the latest manifestations of the judicial activism debate in Australia with Tanya Josev at Readings Carlton.

Event information

Event date
Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Readings Carlton
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Carlton VIC 3053




Melbourne Law School
Tel 03 9035 1111


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