Released on 2021-07-31Categories Law

The Cambridge Companion to the Rule of Law

The Cambridge Companion to the Rule of Law

Author: Jens Meierhenrich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108620178

Category: Law

Page:

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The Cambridge Companion to the Rule of Law introduces students, scholars, and practitioners to the theory and history of the rule of law, one of the most frequently invoked-and least understood-ideas of legal and political thought and policy practice. It offers a comprehensive re-assessment by leading scholars of one of the world's most cherished traditions. This high-profile collection provides the first global and interdisciplinary account of the histories, moralities, pathologies and trajectories of the rule of law. Unique in conception, and critical in its approach, it evaluates, breaks down, and subverts conventional wisdom about the rule of law for the twenty-first century.
Released on 2014Categories Law

The International Rule of Law Movement

The International Rule of Law Movement

Author: David Marshall

Publisher: Human Rights Program at Harvard law

ISBN: 0674365704

Category: Law

Page: 308

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Promoting the rule of law is at the heart of the United Nations' mission. Critically evaluating rule of law initiatives from a contemporary global perspective,The International Rule of Law Movement explains which measures work and which fail, and why. It proposes better models for instituting justice and the rule of law in fragile states.
Released on 2018-08-31Categories Law

Handbook on the Rule of Law

Handbook on the Rule of Law

Author: Christopher May

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786432445

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 510

The discussion of the norm of the rule of law has broken out of the confines of jurisprudence and is of growing interest to many non-legal researchers. A range of issues are explored in this volume that will help non-specialists with an interest in the rule of law develop a nuanced understanding of its character and political implications. It is explicitly aimed at those who know the rule of law is important and while having little legal background, would like to know more about the norm.
Released on 2014-10-01Categories International law

Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr.

Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr.

Author: Borzu Sabahi

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781578233472

Category: International law

Page: 702

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As the title suggests, A Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr. is a European style Festschrift or Liber Amicorum, and compiles short essays by eminent scholars and practitioners who have known Prof. Wallace during his long and distinguished career as a Professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and, among others, as the Chairman of the International Law Institute, the U.S. Delegate to UNCITRAL, the Legal Adviser to the USAID, President of the ABA Section on International Law, presiding officer of the UNIDROIT Foundation, and Of Counsel to a number of prominent international law firms including Winston & Strawn LLP, Morgan Lewis LLP, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Shearman & Sterling LLP. The primary topics covered in the book are: Foreign Investment and Political RiskInternational Investment Law and ArbitrationUnification of Private LawCommercial Law ReformPublic ProcurementRule of Law and Transitional JusticeInternational Business Law and Human RightsLegal Aspects of the United States' Foreign Affairs: Public International Law, Separation of Powers and Terrorism. Professor Wallace's friends, including the co-editors, have submitted 45 essays including a biographical piece prepared by the editors to this volume.
Released on 2015Categories Law

The Changing Constitution

The Changing Constitution

Author: Jeffrey L. Jowell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198709824

Category: Law

Page: 451

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The Changing Constitution provides concise, scholarly and thought-provoking essays on the key issues surrounding the UK's constitutional development, and the current debates around reform.
Released on 2010-11-11Categories Law

Theatre of the Rule of Law

Theatre of the Rule of Law

Author: Stephen Humphreys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139495332

Category: Law

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Theatre of the Rule of Law presents a sustained critique of global rule of law promotion - an expansive industry at the heart of international development, post-conflict reconstruction and security policy today. While successful in articulating and disseminating an effective global public policy, rule of law promotion has largely failed in its stated objectives of raising countries out of poverty and taming violent conflict. Furthermore, in its execution, this work deviates sharply from 'the rule of law' as commonly conceived. To explain this, Stephen Humphreys draws on the history of the rule of law as a concept, examples of legal export during colonial times, and a spectrum of contemporary interventions by development agencies and international organisations. Rule of law promotion is shown to be a kind of theatre, the staging of a morality tale about the good life, intended for edification and emulation, but blind to its own internal contradictions.
Released on 2019-03-28Categories Law

Legitimacy

Legitimacy

Author: Wojciech Sadurski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192559050

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 883

Traditionally, legitimacy has been associated exclusively with states. But are states actually legitimate? And in light of the legalization of international norms why should discussions of legitimacy focus only on the nation-state? The essays in this collection examine the nature of legitimacy, the legitimacy of the state, and the legitimacy of supranational institutions. The collection begins by asking: What sort of problem is legitimacy? Part I considers competing theories, in particular the work of John Rawls. Part II looks at the legitimacy of state apparatus, its institutions, officials, and the rule of law, and the future of state sovereignty. Part III expands the scope of legitimacy beyond the state to supranational institutions and international law. Written by theorists of considerable standing, the essays in this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of law, politics, and philosophy looking for ways of approaching the problem of how extra-territorial affairs affect a state's written and unwritten agreements with its citizens in a world where laws and norms with legal effect are increasingly made beyond the state.
Released on 2017-10-26Categories Law

The Business of Transition

The Business of Transition

Author: Melissa Crouch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108267939

Category: Law

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This interdisciplinary volume offers a timely reflection on law, development and economics through empirical and comparative perspectives on contemporary Myanmar. The book explores the business that takes place in times of major political change through law and development initiatives and foreign investment. The expert contributors to this volume identify the ways in which law reform creates new markets, embodies hopes of social transformation and is animated by economic gain. This book is an invitation to think carefully and critically about the intersection between law, development and economics in times of political transition. The chapters speak to a range of common issues - land rights, access to finance, economic development, the role of law including its potential and its limits, and the intersection between local actors, globalised ideas and the international community. This interdisciplinary book is for students, scholars and practitioners of law and development, Asian studies, political science and international relations.
Released on 2021-01-29Categories Law

Rule of Law and Areas of Limited Statehood

Rule of Law and Areas of Limited Statehood

Author: Linda Hamid

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788979047

Category: Law

Page: 288

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This thought-provoking book addresses the legal questions raised by areas of limited statehood, in which the State lacks the ability to exercise the full depth of its governmental authority. Featuring original contributions written by renowned international scholars, chapters investigate key issues arising at the junction between both domestic and international rule of law and areas of limited statehood, as well as the alternative modes of governance that develop therein.
Released on 2015-05-21Categories Law

A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO

A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO

Author: Gabrielle Marceau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107085237

Category: Law

Page: 689

View: 435

Bringing together original contributions from an unprecedented number of eminent current and former GATT and WTO staff members, including many current and former Appellate Body members, this book is a unique exploration of the development of the rule of the law in the multilateral trading system.