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Democracy and the Rule of Law / Edition 1

Democracy and the Rule of Law / Edition 1

by Jose Maria Maravall, Adam PrzeworskiJose Maria Maravall


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An international group of specialists from the fields of law, politics, economics, and philosophy address the question of why governments act or do not act according to laws. The authors interpret the rule of law as a strategic choice of actors with powerful interests, rather than as an exogenous constraint on politicians. The rule of law emerges when no group is strong enough to dominate the others, and political actors seek to resolve their conflicts by recourse to law. Law is thus deeply rooted in politics.

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"[T]his book is clearly a must read for anyone interested in the question of what causes democracy and/or the rule of law." The Law and Politics Book Review

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ISBN-13: 9780521532662
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/21/2003
Series: Cambridge Studies in the Theory of Democracy , #5
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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