Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

The Legal Doctrines of the Rule of Law and the Legal State (Rechtsstaat)

Editors: Silkenat, James R., Hickey Jr., James E., Barenboim, Peter D. (Eds.)

  • Explores the development of both the civilian conception of the legal state and the common law conception of the rule of law
  • Provides a comparative analysis of the rule of law from the viewpoints of twelve jurisdictions
  • The first work to explore the problem of interrelation of doctrines of the Rule of Law and the Legal State in the philosophy of law
  • Examines the philosophical and historical background of both concepts as well as the problem of the interrelation of the two doctrines
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This book explores the development of both the civil law conception of the Legal State and the common law conception of the Rule of Law. It examines the philosophical and historical background of both concepts, as well as the problem of the interrelation between the two doctrines. The book brings together twenty-five leading scholars from around the world and provides both general and specific jurisdictional perspectives of the issue in both contemporary and historical settings. The Rule of Law is a legal doctrine the meaning of which can only be fully appreciated in the context of both the common law and the European civil law tradition of the Legal State (Rechtsstaat). The Rule of Law and the Legal State are fundamental safeguards of human dignity and of the legitimacy of the state and the authority of state prescriptions.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • What Is the Rule of Law and Why Is It So Important?

    Sellers, Mortimer N. S.

    Pages 3-13

  • On the Foundations of the Rule of Law and the Principle of the Legal State/Rechtsstaat

    Pfordten, Dietmar

    Pages 15-28

  • Philosophical Foundations of the Principle of the Legal State (Rechtsstaat) and the Rule of Law

    Kirste, Stephan

    Pages 29-43

  • Rule of Law (and Rechtsstaat)

    Krygier, Martin

    Pages 45-59

  • The Rule of Law and Legal State Doctrines as a Methodology of the Philosophy of Law

    Dedov, Dmitry

    Pages 61-69

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05585-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05584-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35002-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legal Doctrines of the Rule of Law and the Legal State (Rechtsstaat)
Editors
  • James R. Silkenat
  • James E. Hickey Jr.
  • Peter D. Barenboim
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05585-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05585-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05584-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35002-8
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 367
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