On the Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory

On the Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory

by Brian Z. Tamanaha
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521843626

ISBN-13: 9780521843621

Pub. Date: 11/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The rule of law is the most important political ideal today, yet there is much confusion about what it means and how it works. This book explores the history, politics, and theory surrounding the rule of law ideal, beginning with classical Greek and Roman ideas, elaborating on medieval contributions to the rule of law, and articulating the role played by the rule of…  See more details below

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The rule of law is the most important political ideal today, yet there is much confusion about what it means and how it works. This book explores the history, politics, and theory surrounding the rule of law ideal, beginning with classical Greek and Roman ideas, elaborating on medieval contributions to the rule of law, and articulating the role played by the rule of law in liberal theory and liberal political systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521843621
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1Classical origins7
2Medieval roots15
3Liberalism32
4Locke, Montesquieu, the Federalist papers47
5Conservatives warn60
6Radical left encourages decline73
7Formal theories91
8Substantive theories102
9Three themes114
10International level127
11A universal human good?137

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