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 Prof. Jacques de Ville

Position: Dean
Department: Public Law and Jurisprudence
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: B Com (cum laude) LLB (cum laude) (University of Potchefstroom)
LLD (University of Stellenbosch)
Tel: 021 959 3283
Fax: 021 959 3313
Email: jdeville@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Jacques de Ville is Professor and Head of the Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence. He is the author of a number of publications in the area of public law, including Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation (Interdoc Publishers, 2000) and Judicial Review of Administrative Action in South Africa (LexisNexis/Butterworths, 2003). His research and publications currently focus on deconstruction, psychoanalysis and constitutional theory. This includes the translation of and contribution to a book on Legal Philosophy, a Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law on “Derrida, Semiotics and Justice”, and a book on Jacques Derrida and his relation to law. He is the holder of an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, from 2007-2008.

Publications

 
 
Monographs
 
Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation (Interdoc Consultants 2000) 268 pages + Annexures ISBN 0620267240
 
Judicial Review of Administrative Action in South Africa (Butterworths, 2003) 478 pages + Annexures ISBN 0 409 01534 2
 
Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality (Routledge, 2011) 248 pages, 978-0-415-61279-1 (hbk), 978-0-203-80947-1 (ebk)
 
Edited
 
Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) Butterworths (editor with Nico Steytler) ISBN: 0-409-02233-0
 
Translated
 
Maris and Jacobs (eds) Law, Order and Freedom: A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy (Springer, 2011) 388 pp. ISBN 978-94-007-1456-4
 
JOURNAL ARTICLES
 
"Bill of Rights interpretation in the South African context (1): diagnostic observations" 1993 vol 4 no 1 Stell LR 63-87 with Du Plessis LM
 
"Bill of Rights interpretation in the South African context (2): prognostic observations" 1993 vol 4 no 2 Stell LR 199-218 with Du Plessis LM
 
"Bill of Rights interpretation in the South African context (3) comparative perspectives and future prospects" 1993 vol 4 no 3 Stell LR 356-393 with Du Plessis LM
 
"Die legaliteitsbeginsel in die staats- en administratiefreg onder 'n nuwe grondwetlike bedeling - 'n vergelykende toekomsperspektief" 1993 vol 8 no 1 SA Public Law 68-85
 
"Proportionality as a requirement of legality in administrative law in terms of the new constitution" 1994 vol 9 no 2 SA Public Law 360-377
 
"Interpretation of the general limitation clause in the chapter on fundamental rights" 1994 vol 9 no 2 SA Public Law 287-312
 
"Guidelines for judicial review on `division of powers' grounds" 1995 vol 6 no 2 Stell LR 139-160
 
"`The right to administrative justice: An examination of section 24 of the interim constitution" 1995 vol 11 no 2 SAJHR 264-280
 
"What is `a system of proportional representation'?" with Chohan-Khota F vol 113 SALJ 1996(3) 400-407
 
"Legal control of outdoor advertisements" with Rabie A 1996 vol 59 no 3 THRHR 436-457
 
"An exercise in proportional representation" with Chohan-Khota F 1996 vol 11 no 1 SA Public Law 30-46
 
"Eduard Fagan in Context" 1997 vol 12 no 2 SA Public Law 493-513
 
"A Systematic View on the Electoral Reform Debate in South Africa" with Michael Krennerich 1997 vol 30 no 1 Verfassung und Recht in Ubersee: Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 26-41
 
"La répartition des pouvoirs entre le gouvernement national et les gouvernements provinciaux dans la nouvelle constitution Sud Africaine" 1997 no 1 Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé 159-174
 
"Meaning, violence and responsibility: a response to Professors van der Walt and Gutto" 1998 Acta Juridica 114-116
 
"Legislative Historical Interpretation" 1999 (2) TSAR 211-223
 
"Meaning and statutory interpretation" 1999 vol 62 no 3 THRHR 373-387
 
"Transformation and Administrative Law" 2000 vol 72 no 1 Scriptura 53-66
 
“Deference as Respect and Deference as Sacrifice: A Reading of Bato Star Fishing v Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism” 2004 vol 20 SAJHR 577-615
 
“The Rule of Law and Judicial Review: Re-Reading Dicey” 2006 Acta Juridica 62-91
 
“Deference and Différance: Judicial Review and the Perfect Gift” 2006 vol 9(2) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 41-89
 
 
 
 
“Derrida, the Conditional and the Unconditional” (2007) 18 Stellenbosch Law Review 253-285
 
 
 
 “Desire and Language in Derrida’s ‘Force of Law’” (2009) 95 Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 449-473
 
 
“Derrida and Legal Scholarship: a Certain Step Beyond” 2009 (22) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 141-156
 
 
“Derrida, Semiotics and Justice” (2010) 23 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 239-242
 
 
 

“Mythology and the Images of Justice” (2011) 23 Law and Literature 324-36

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
 

 

Electoral Systems in Steytler, Rwelamira, Murphy & De Vos (eds) Free and Fair Elections (1994) 1-24 with Asmal K

 
Postscript: The Legal Framework of South Africa's First Democratic Election in Steytler, Rwelamira, Murphy & De Vos (eds) Free and Fair Elections (1994) 240-262 with Murphy, De Vos & Sarkin
 
Personal Rights: Life, Freedom and Security of the Person, Privacy and Freedom of Movement in Van Wyk, Dugard, De Villiers & Davis (eds) Rights and Constitutionalism: The New South African Legal Order (1994) 212-263 with Du Plessis LM
 
Introduction in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 1-6 with Steytler N
 
The Electoral System in terms of the South African Interim Constitution in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 19-28
 
Proportional Representation: Formulae for the Translation of Votes into Seats in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 49-54
 
Proposal 3: Proportional Representation in multi-member constituencies (model 1) in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 83-99
 
The 1996 Constitution and administrative justice in South Africa in Transition: Focus on the Bill of Rights, Gretchen Carpenter (ed) (1996) 66-77
 
Meaning, violence and responsibility: a response to Professors van der Walt and Gutto in Graham Bradfield and Derek van der Merwe "Meaning" in Legal Interpretation (1998) 114-116
 
‘Sovereignty without Sovereignty: Derrida’s Declarations of Independence’ in After Sovereignty: On the Question of Political Beginnings, edited by Charles Barbour, George Pavlich (2010) 54-67
 
‘The Gift and the Meaning-Giving Subject: A Reading of Given Time’, in Prospects of Legal Semiotics, edited by Anne Wagner and Jan M. Broekman (Springer, 2010) 79-105
 
‘Psychoanalysis’ in CW Maris and FCLM Jacobs (eds) Law, Order and Freedom: A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy (Springer, 2011) 273-286
(Translated as ‘Psychoanalyse’ in Maris & Jacobs Recht, Orde en Vrijheid: Een historische inleiding in de rechtsfilosofie’ 3d ed (Kluwer, 2011) 331-346)
 
‘Deconstruction’ in Maris and Jacobs (eds) Law, Order and Freedom: A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy (Springer, 2011) 342-352
(Translated as ‘Deconstructie’ in Maris & Jacobs Recht, Orde en Vrijheid: Een historische inleiding in de rechtsfilosofie’ 3d ed (Kluwer, 2011) 412-424)
 

The ghostly dance of Zarathustra’ in Jacobs F & Pessers D (eds) Stof en Blik: Opstellen, aangeboden aan Cees Maris van Sandelingenambacht (2013) 131-13 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS
 
Review of Bertus de Villiers (ed) Evaluating Federal Systems in 1996 Stell LR 124-125
 
Review of Administrative Law Reform 1996 Stell LR 257-259
 
Review of The Bill of Rights Handbook 1998 1999 Stell LR 130-133
 
Review of David Dyzenhaus (ed) The Unity of Public Law (2005) 20 SA Public Law 238-242
 
Book Review of Judith Still Derrida and Hospitality: Theory and Practice (Edinburgh University Press, 2010)
for the Oxford Literary Review 2013 vol 35(1) 117-119
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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