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 Prof. Jacques de Ville

Position: Dean, Professor
Department: Public Law and Jurisprudence
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: B Com LLB LLD
Tel: 021-959 3757
Fax: 021 959 3313
Email: jdeville@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Jacques de Ville 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, the translation of a text of Jacques Derrida, and two books on Derrida and his relation to law.

Publications

    

BOOKS 

 

Monographs

1.  Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation (Interdoc Consultants 2000)

2.  Judicial Review of Administrative Action in South Africa (Butterworths, 2003)

3.  Jacques Derrida: Law as Absolute Hospitality (Routledge, 2011)

4.  Constitutional Theory: Schmitt after Derrida (Routledge, 2017) 

Edited

1.  Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) Butterworths (with Nico Steytler)

2.  Memory and Meaning: Lourens du Plessis and the haunting of justice (LexisNexis, 2015) 

Translated

1.  Maris and Jacobs (eds.) Law, Order and Freedom: A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy (Springer, 2011)

2.  Derrida, Jacques Before the Law: The Complete Text of Préjugés (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) (with Sandra van Reenen)

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

1.  “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

2.  “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

3.  “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

4.  “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

5.  “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

6.  “Interpretation of the general limitation clause in the chapter on fundamental rights” 1994 vol 9 no 2 SA Public Law 287-312

7.  “Guidelines for judicial review on `division of powers' grounds” 1995 vol 6 no 2 Stell LR 139-160

8.   “The right to administrative justice: An examination of section 24 of the interim constitution” 1995 vol 11 no 2 SAJHR 264-280

9.   “What is ‘a system of proportional representation’?” with Chohan-Khota F vol 113 SALJ 1996(3) 400-407

10.   “Legal control of outdoor advertisements” with Rabie A 1996 vol 59 no 3 THRHR 436-457

11.  “An exercise in proportional representation” with Chohan-Khota F 1996 vol 11 no 1 SA Public Law 30-46

12.  “Eduard Fagan in Context” 1997 vol 12 no 2 SA Public Law 493-513

13.  “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

14.  « 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

15.  “Legislative Historical Interpretation” 1999 (2) TSAR 211-223

16.  “Meaning and statutory interpretation” 1999 vol 62 no 3 THRHR 373-387

17.  “Transformation and Administrative Law” 2000 vol 72 no 1 Scriptura 53-66

18.  “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

19.  “The Rule of Law and Judicial Review: Re-Reading Dicey” 2006 Acta Juridica 62-91

20.  “Deference and Différance: Judicial Review and the Perfect Gift” 2006 vol 9(2) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 41-89

21.  “Spectres of Coke: Judicial Supervision as a Revolutionary Inheritance” (2007) 18 Law and Critique 29-54

22.  “Deconstruction and Law: Derrida, Levinas and Cornell” (2007) 25 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 23-53

23.  “Levinas on Law: A Derridean reading of Manderson’s Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law” (2007) 16 Griffith Law Review 225-246

24.  “Derrida, the Conditional and the Unconditional” (2007) 18 Stellenbosch Law Review 253-285

25.  “Derrida’s The Purveyor of Truth and Constitutional Reading” (2008) 21 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 117-137

26.  “Sovereignty without Sovereignty: Derrida’s Declarations of Independence” (2008) 19 Law and Critique 87-114

27.  “Desire and Language in Derrida’s ‘Force of Law’” (2009) 95 Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 449-473

28. “Rethinking the notion of a ‘higher law’: Heidegger and Derrida on the Anaximander fragment” (2009) 20(1) Law and Critique 59-78

29. “Derrida and Legal Scholarship: a Certain Step Beyond” 2009 (22) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 141-156

30. Madness and the Law: The Derrida/Foucault debate revisited” (2010) 21 Law and Critique 17-37

31. “Derrida, Semiotics and Justice” (2010) 23 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 239-242

32.  “Revisiting Plato’s Pharmacy” (2010) 23 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 315-338

33.  “Rethinking power and law: Foucault’s Society must be Defended” (2011) 24 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 211-226

34.  “Mythology and the Images of Justice” (2011) 23 Law and Literature 324-364

35.  “On law’s origin: Derrida reading Freud, Kafka and Lévi-Strauss” (2011) 7 Utrecht Law Review 77-92

36.  “Deconstructing the Leviathan: Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign” Societies 2012, 2(4), 357-371

37.  ‘The Foreign Body within the Body Politic: Derrida, Schmitt and the Concept of the Political’ (2015) 26 Law and Critique 45-63

38.  “África do Sul: expropriando terras sem indenização (South Africa: expropriation of land without compensation) (2018) 2 Maisdeum 29-34

39.  “Perpetual peace: Derrida reading Kant” (2019) 32 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 335-357

40.  “The moral law: Derrida reading Kant” (2019) 12:1 Derrida Today pp. 1-19

41.  “On Crime and Punishment: Derrida Reading Kant” 2020 Law and Critique http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10978-019-09254-7​

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

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

2.  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

3.  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

4.  Introduction in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 1-6 with Steytler N

5.  The Electoral System in terms of the South African Interim Constitution in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 19-28

6.  Proportional Representation: Formulae for the Translation of Votes into Seats in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 49-54

7.  Proposal 3: Proportional Representation in multi-member constituencies (model 1) in Voting in 1999: Choosing an Electoral System (1996) 83-99

8.  The 1996 Constitution and administrative justice in South Africa in Transition: Focus on the Bill of Rights, Gretchen Carpenter (ed) (1996) 66-77

9.  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

10.  ‘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

11.  ‘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

12.  ‘Psychoanalysis’ in CW Maris and FCLM Jacobs (eds) Law, Order and Freedom: A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy (Springer, 2011) 273-286

13.  (Translated as ‘Psychoanalyse’ in Maris & Jacobs Recht, Orde en Vrijheid: Een historische inleiding in de rechtsfilosofie’ 3d ed (Kluwer, 2011) 331-346)

14.  ‘Deconstruction’ in Maris and Jacobs (eds) Law, Order and Freedom: A Historical Introduction to Legal Philosophy (Springer, 2011) 342-352

15.  (Translated as ‘Deconstructie’ in Maris & Jacobs Recht, Orde en Vrijheid: Een historische inleiding in de rechtsfilosofie’ 3d ed (Kluwer, 2011) 412-424)

16.  ‘The ghostly dance of Zarathustra’ in Jacobs F & Pessers D (eds) Stof en Blik: Opstellen, aangeboden aan Cees Maris van Sandelingenambacht (2013) 131-134

17.  ‘Introduction’ in J de Ville (ed) Memory and Meaning: Lourens du Plessis and the haunting of justice (LexisNexis, 2015) xi-xxxv

18.  ‘Rethinking the Concept of the Political: Derrida’s reading of Schmitt’s Theory of the Partisanin Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström and Panu Minkkinen (eds), The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016) 134-146

19.  ‘Schmitt’s Weisheit der Zelle: Rethinking the concept of the political’ in Motha and van Rijswijk (eds) Law, Memory, Violence: Uncovering the Counter-Archive (Routledge, 2016) 215-231

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

1.  Review of Bertus de Villiers (ed) Evaluating Federal Systems in 1996 Stell LR 124-125

2.  Review of Administrative Law Reform 1996 Stell LR 257-259

3.  Review of The Bill of Rights Handbook 1998 1999 Stell LR 130-133

4.  Review of David Dyzenhaus (ed) The Unity of Public Law (2005) 20 SA Public Law 238-242

5.  Book Review of Judith Still Derrida and Hospitality: Theory and Practice (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) for the Oxford Literary Review (2013) 35(1) 117-119

 

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