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Fundamental Values

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ISBN13: 9781841131184
ISBN: 1841131180
Published: December 2000
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00

The aim of this book is to explore the ethical basis of law within both the mainstream and peripheral areas of curriculum, including the European dimension. It reflects a current development in legal scholarship at Exeter University which aims to bring to the fore ethical perspectives which are still relatively unknown in the UK. The book also marks attainment of three milestones in the evolution of Exeter Law School; its establishment in 1923; the creation of the Bracton Chair in 1948 and the adoption of the title of School of Law in 1998. The contributing authors are all either current members of the School or distinguished Exeter alumni.

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Part 1 Fundamental legal values: what are fundamental legal values?, Kim Economides; legal ethics in the age of Bracton, Anthony Musson; justice as virtue - a subject in the law curriculum?, Hans van de Wouw; the principle of non-discrimination as a fundamental value, Simon Honeybell; competence, independence and integrity - the essence of professionalism?, Jackie Heath.
Part 2 Fundamental values in international law: new equality provisions in European law - some thoughts on the fundamental value of equality as a legal principle, Lammy Betten; the rule of law in the legal order of the European Community, Paul Lasok QC; legal subjectivity as a fundamental value - the emergence of non-state actors in Europe, Christopher Harding; towards reconciling free trade and environment, Indira Carr; free trade as a fundamental value in the European Union, Erika Szyszczak; from universal sovereignty to territorial sovereignty - and back? on the flexibility of international law as a fundamental value of the international order, Harry Post.
Part 3 Fundamental values in public law: standards, principles and values in the public law of the United Kingdom, John Bridge; fundamental environmental values and public law, John Alder; new fundamentals - new values? change and stability in South Africa, Mervyn Bennun; the value of multiculturalism in Eastern Europe, Istvan Pogany; ""culture"" as a fundamental value of the German constitution? the kulturstaat debate in German constitutional law, Carola Thielecke.
Part 4 Fundamental values in private law: professional negligence - free riders and others, Andrew Tettenborn; fairness in tax law, Robert Mitchell; fundamental values in employment, Vivien Shrubsall; fundamental values in company law, Robert Drury.