Rule of Law, Legitimate Governance & Development in the Pacific
The notion that the rule of law embodies or guarantees all the essential requirements for a perfectly just society is extravagant and naive. That said, it is certainly the case that the rule of law remains an essential human virtue whose usefulness the world has yet to outgrow. Using the rule of law as a mobilizing theme, this book recasts Western theories of law, good governance, and development in a Pacific perspective. While the author works primarily within a legal analytical framework, he employs a multifaceted approach to address the challenge of making Western theories relevant to the concrete and normative contexts of the Pacific peoples, and to accommodate Pacific values, ideologies, structures, and practices within the modern discourse on law.
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