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Constitutional Justice: A Liberal Theory of the Rule of Law

T. R. S. Allan


This book explains and defends the concept of the rule of law as an ideal of constitutionalism, and discusses the general principles of public law set in the broader perspective of legal and political philosophy. Although primarily an essay in constitutional theory, its practical implications are fully explained by reference to case-law examples. Drawing on the experience of a number of common law countries — especially Britain, the United States, and Australia — this book seeks to identify the common elements of a shared constitutional framework that provides the foundations, in each case, of ... More

Keywords: constitutional theory, liberal law, rule of law, constitutionalism, public law, political philosophy, case-law, common law countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267880
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. R. S. Allan, author
Reader in Legal and Constitutional Theory, University of Cambridge