Law and Democracy

1st Edition

Tom Campbell, Adrienne Stone

Routledge
Published January 15, 2003
Reference - 584 Pages
ISBN 9780754622147 - CAT# Y284907
Series: The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (Second Series)

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Summary

The study of law is a branch of the study of politics. Even those who emphasize the autonomy of law, either sociologically or normatively, must acknowledge that this is a position that requires justification within a broader theory of politics that either explains or justifies this autonomy. Inevitably, therefore, developments in political life and in political philosophy have a significant effect on the practice of law and its theoretical study. Currently this relationship is evident in the impact of recent developments in the practice and theory of democracy that are redolent with implications for law and legal theory. This collection represents the body of captivating literature that is engaged not only with current developments in law and politics but also with the rediscovery of traditional theories. It offers a way into an engaging and important debate that bears of the most fundamental issues within both legal and political theory.

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