Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byP. P. Craig

not yet rated|write a review
This bold and powerfully argued book has two themes. The `minor' theme is that the content and direction of both constitutional and administrative law are integrally related. The `major' theme is that their nature and content can only be properly understood against the background politicaltheory which a society actually espouses, or against such a background which a particular commentator believes a society should espouse. Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and United States of America brings the fruits of writings in political science and political theory to bear on the issues of public law. A critical examination of the centralist democratic views of Dicey is followed by an extensive discussion of avariety of pluralist theories of democracy, tracing their development in the USA from the early twentieth century to their more sophisticated recent versions. A similar analysis is applied to a cross-section of English pluralists, and in all cases the discussion is followed by a criticism of theviews expounded and an exploration of their implications for public law. Considerable space is devoted to the examination of Rawls' views and their implications for public law and to a discussion of Republicanism and radical participatory democracy arguments.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$235.51 online
$249.00 list price (save 5%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

This bold and powerfully argued book has two themes. The `minor' theme is that the content and direction of both constitutional and administrative law are integrally related. The `major' theme is that their nature and content can only be properly understood against the background politicaltheory which a society actually espouses, or a...

P. P. Craig is at Worcester College, Oxford.

other books by P. P. Craig

The Longest Kill: The Story Of Maverick 41, One Of The World's Greatest Snipers
The Longest Kill: The Story Of Maverick 41, One Of The ...

Hardcover|Oct 28 2016

$10.00 online$31.50list price(save 68%)
Don't Waste Your Time In The Canadian Rockies: The Opinionated Hiking Guide
Don't Waste Your Time In The Canadian Rockies: The Opin...

Hardcover|Apr 7 2015

$53.95 online$64.95list price(save 16%)
Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress: An Official Mojang Book
Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress: An Offic...

Hardcover|Nov 8 2016

$21.77 online$24.99list price(save 12%)
see all books by P. P. Craig
Format:HardcoverDimensions:454 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019825637X

ISBN - 13:9780198256373

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

`This is an ambitious and significant contribution to the field of public law scholarship ... it is a book that will be of enormous benefit to liberals, conservatives, and radicals. It forces a rigorous reappraisal of the basic assumptions that influence and contain the structure andsubstance of public law and scholarship. It is difficult to offer or ask for more than that.'Osgoode Hall Law Journal