Law and Philosophy Library

From Rechtsstaat to Universal Law-State

An Essay in Philosophical Jurisprudence

Authors: Frändberg, Ake

  • The only contemporary book that comprehensively deals with the law-state idea
  • Develops a lawyers´philosophy of law, combining philosophical analysis and practical considerations
  • Provides a universal "Rechtsstaat" concept for our time
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About this book

In this book the author investigates what is common to the German idea of the Rechtsstaat and the Anglo-American idea of the Rule of Law. He argues that, although dressed up in rather different garb, these two concepts are in fact based on the same fundamental idea and stand for the same values (“the law-state values”) – all ideas that are in the European tradition older than their British and German variants. The fundamental idea is that the individual shall enjoy legal protection against infringements brought about by the exercise of power on the part of the state. In the book basic concepts such as legality, legal equality, legal certainty, legal accessibility and legal security are investigated. Also explored are their mutual relations, in particular, conflicts between them. Furthermore, the book offers practical advice on realising and sustaining these values in practice. Finally, it is argued that the characteristic law-state values can only be justified by reference to an even more fundamental humanistic idea, namely, what the author calls “a life of human dignity”.

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38027-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Rechtsstaat to Universal Law-State
Book Subtitle
An Essay in Philosophical Jurisprudence
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
109
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06784-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06784-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06783-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38027-8
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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