On The Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory by Brian Z. TamanahaOn The Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory by Brian Z. Tamanaha

On The Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory

byBrian Z. Tamanaha

Paperback | December 13, 2004

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Although it is currently the most important political ideal, there is much confusion about what the 'rule of law' means and how it works. Brian Tamanaha outlines the concerns of Western conservatives about the decline of the rule of law and suggests reasons why the radical Left have promoted this decline. Two basic theoretical streams of the rule of law are then presented, with an examination of the strengths and weaknesses of each. The book's examination of the rule of law on a global level concludes by deciding whether the rule of law is a universal human good.
Brian Z. Tamanaha is Chief Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law.
Title:On The Rule of Law: History, Politics, TheoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:190 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:December 13, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521604656

ISBN - 13:9780521604659

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Classical origins; 2. Medieval roots; 3. Liberalism; 4. Locke, Montesquieu, the Federalist papers; 5. Consrvatives warn; 6. Rradical left encourages decline; 7. Formal theories; 8. Substantive theories; 9. Three themes; 10. International level; 11. A universal human good?

Editorial Reviews

"Brian Z. Tamanaha has written a clear, concise, accurate, and convincing history of the triumph of the rule of law, beginning in Greece and Rome, continuing through the Middle Ages, developing through the liberal enlightenment, expanding after the Second World War and Cold War victories and resisting the retrograde challenges of communism, fascism, and other trendy authoritarian or relativist ideas." - Mortimer Sellers, University of Baltimore School of Law