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The Dignity of Legislation

The Dignity of Legislation

by Jeremy WaldronJeremy Waldron


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In a lucid, concise volume, Jeremy Waldron defends the role of legislation, presenting it as an important mode of governance. Aristotle, Locke and Kant emerge as proponents of the dignity of legislation. Waldron's arguments are of obvious importance and topicality, especially in countries that are considering the introduction of a Bill of Rights. The Dignity of Legislation is original in conception, trenchantly argued and very clearly presented, and will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and thinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521658836
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/29/1999
Series: The Seeley Lectures , #2
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The indignity of legislation; 3. Kant's positivism; 4. Locke's legislature (and Rawls's); 5. Aristotle's multitude; 6. The physics of consent; Notes to chapters; Bibliography; Index.

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