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Republican Legal Theory: The History, Constitution and Purposes of Law in a Free State

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ISBN13: 9781403915757
ISBN: 140391575X
Published: August 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00 - Unavailable at Publisher



Republican legal theory developed out of the jurisprudential and constitutional legacy of the Roman ""res publica"" as interpreted over two millennia in Europe and North America. This book provides a comprehensive study of republican legal ideas and Professor Sellers traces the development of republican legal theory. Explaining the importance of popular sovereignty, the rule of law, the separation of powers and other essential republican legal characteristics, he argues that these republican institutions have introduced a new era of justice into politics.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
The origins of republican legal theory; republican influences on the French and American Revolutions; republican legal systems; republican impartiality; republican authority; the actual validity of law; ideals of public discourse; group rights and democracy; republicanism, liberalism and the law; basic elements of legislative structure; history, liberty and comparative law; legal historians and social change; republican government in the United States of America; republican principles in international law.