The Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective

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Mortimer Sellers, Tadeusz Tomaszewski
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 23, 2010 - Law - 253 pages

This volume compares the different conceptions of the rule of law that have developed in different legal cultures. It describes the social purposes and practical applications of the rule of law and how it might be improved in the varied circumstances.

 

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Contents

1 An Introduction to the Rule of Law in Comparative Perspective
1
2 The Rule of Law in Ancient Greek Thought
11
3 The Liberal State and Criminal Law Reform in Spain
19
4 Some Realism About Legal Certainty in the Globalization of the Rule of Law
41
5 Is GoalBased Regulation Consistent with the Rule of Law?
56
6 Reflections on Shakespeare and the Rule of Law
71
Structure and Symbol
88
The Failure of Constitutionalism in Brazil
101
9 Rule of Law Power Distribution and the Problem of Faction in Conflict Interventions
146
The Fujimori Trial in Peru
177
11 The Interaction of Customary Law with the Modern Rule of Law in Albania and Kosova
201
12 Dualism Domestic Courts and the Rule of International Law
216
Index
245
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Mortimer Sellers is Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law and Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is author of "American Republicanism: Roman Ideology in the United States Constitution", also available from NYU Press.

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