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The Rule of Law: Definitions, Measures, Patterns and Correlates


ISBN13: 9781137320605
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £58.00



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This detailed study provides a thorough overview and critical discussion of conceptions and measures of the rule of law. It demonstrates that the choice of definitions and measures affects descriptive and explanatory findings in respect to the rule of law. Moreover, it argues that a constitutionalist legacy dating back to the Mediaeval times explains why European and European settler colonies have historically and habitually display a higher adherence to and reliance on nomocracy than other countries and why this trend has continued to this day. By integrating conceptual definitions, measures, patterns, and causes, this book presents a comprehensive and coherent framework for studying the rule of law, which students and scholars can use as a general entry point to the literature to the subject and why we see such significant variation in nomocracy adherence between different countries today.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction

PART I: ON DEFINITIONS
2. Systematizing Thin and Thick Rule of Law Definitions
3. Diminished Subtypes of the Rule of Law

PART II: ON MEASURES
4. Evaluating Extant Rule of Law Measures
5. Exploring the Interchangability of Rule of Law Measures

PART III: ON PATTERNS
6. Examining the Empirical Fit of the Typological Hierarchy
7. Reassessing the Relevance of Diminished Subtypes of the Rule of Law
8. Charting Rule of Law Adherence Across Time and Space

PART IV: ON CAUSES
9. Uncovering the Historical Origins of the Rule of Law
10. Explaining Cross-National Differences in Adherence to the Rule of Law
11. Conclusions