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Sword and Scales: An Examination of the Relationship between Law and Politics

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Martin LoughlinProfessor and Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Manchester

ISBN13: 9781901362510
ISBN: 1901362515
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £56.00
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This work provides a provocative re-assessment of the various tangled relationships between law and politics, and in so doing, examines legal and political thinking on such areas as justice, the state, constitutionalism and rights. It introduces lawyers to certain important themes in some of the key texts of political thought (for example, Plato, Hobbes, Locke and Tocqueville) and introduces political scientists to the legal dimensions of a number of central themes of political studies. The book should be of interest to students and teachers in law and politics.

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Constitutional and Administrative Law
Part 1 Law and politics in the conversation of mankind: politics and law; ways of world-making; practical engagements.
Part 2 Justice: the iconography of justice; the ancient idea of the rule of law; corrective justice; distributive justice.
Part 3 State: politics as statecraft; sovereignty; fractured sovereignty.
Part 4 Constitutionalism: the social contract; modern constitutions; the age of rights.
Part 5 Conclusions: the relationship between law and politics; the end of politics and the triumph of law?.