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Recrafting The Rule Of Law
     

Recrafting The Rule Of Law

by David Dyzenhaus (Editor), N. MacCormick, Robert Alexy, Jody Freeman, Richard Abel
 
This collection of essays on the rule of law focuses on the traditional question whether the rule of law is necessarily the rule of moral principles, the question of the legitimacy of law. Essays by lawyers, philosophers, and political theorists illuminate and take forward both that question and debate about issues to do with the reach of the rule of law which

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This collection of essays on the rule of law focuses on the traditional question whether the rule of law is necessarily the rule of moral principles, the question of the legitimacy of law. Essays by lawyers, philosophers, and political theorists illuminate and take forward both that question and debate about issues to do with the reach of the rule of law which complicates its answer. The essays are divided into sections which deal, first, with legal orders where the rule of law is under severe stress, second, with the question of the value of the rule of law as a conceptual problem, and, third, with the question of the limits of legal order.

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Lawyers, philosophers, and political theorists offer 16 essays in which they ponder the traditional question of whether the rule of law is necessarily the rule of moral principles. Their overall themes are the value of the rule of law as a conceptual problem, the limits of legal order, and legal orders where the rule of law in under severe stress<-->including South Africa in the 1980s, US slave law, and the Israeli constitutional revolution. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781901362312
Publisher:
Hart Publishing (UK)
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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