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A Republic of Law


ISBN13: 9781107576568
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99
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The rule of law is a valuable human achievement. It is valuable not only instrumentally, but also for its own sake as a significant aspect of social justice.

Only in a society that enjoys the rule of law is it possible for people to regard one another as fellow free citizens; no one the master of anyone else. Nevertheless, the rule of law is poorly understood. In this book, Frank Lovett develops a rigorous conception of the rule of law that is grounded in legal positivism, and offers a civic republican argument for its value in terms of freedom from domination.

Bridging persistent methodological gaps that divide legal philosophy, social science, and political theory, Lovett demonstrates how insights from all three can be united in a single powerful theory. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the rule of law, including scholars, legal officials, and policy makers.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction

Part I. Legal Statics:
2. Social rules and norms
3. Legal systems
4. The rule of law and its value

Part II. Legal Dynamics:
5. Adjudication and the realist challenge
6. Legislation, administration, and discretion
7. Conclusion

Appendix 1. The principles of legality
Appendix 2. Measuring the rule of law.