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On the Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory
     

On the Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory

by Tamanaha Brian Z.
 

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ISBN-10: 0521604656

ISBN-13: 9780521604659

Pub. Date: 07/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although it is currently the most important political ideal, there is much confusion about what the 'rule of law' means and how it works. Brian Tamanaha outlines the concerns of Western conservatives about the decline of the rule of law and suggests reasons why the radical Left have promoted this decline. Two basic theoretical streams of the rule of law are then

Overview

Although it is currently the most important political ideal, there is much confusion about what the 'rule of law' means and how it works. Brian Tamanaha outlines the concerns of Western conservatives about the decline of the rule of law and suggests reasons why the radical Left have promoted this decline. Two basic theoretical streams of the rule of law are then presented, with an examination of the strengths and weaknesses of each. The book's examination of the rule of law on a global level concludes by deciding whether the rule of law is a universal human good.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521604659
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
669,677
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Classical origins; 2. Medieval roots; 3. Liberalism; 4. Locke, Montesquieu, the Federalist papers; 5. Consrvatives warn; 6. Rradical left encourages decline; 7. Formal theories; 8. Substantive theories; 9. Three themes; 10. International level; 11. A universal human good?

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