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Democracy and the rule of law

Author: Adam Przeworski; José María Maravall
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addressing why governments sometimes follow the law and other times choose to evade the law, this work defends a positive interpretation where the rule of law results from the strategic choices of relevant actors.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Przeworski; José María Maravall
ISBN: 0521825598 9780521825597 0521532663 9780521532662
OCLC Number: 50803319
Description: xi, 321 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lineages of the rule of law / Stephen Holmes --
Power, rules, and compliance / Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca --
Obedience and obligation in the Rechtsstaat / Michel Troper --
A postscript to "Political foundations of democracy and the rule of law" / Barry R. Weingast --
Why do political parties obey results of elections / Adam Przeworski --
The majoritarian reading of the rule of law / Roberto Gargarella / How can the rule of law rule : cost imposition through decentralized mechanisms / Catalina Smulovitz --
Dictatorship and the rule of law : rules and military power in Pinochet's Chile / Robert Barros --
Courts as an instrument of horizontal accountability : the case of latin Europe / Carlo Guarnieri --
Rule of democracy and rule of law / John Ferejohn and Pasquale Pasquino --
The rule of law as a political weapon / José María Maravall --
The rule of law and the problem of legal reform in Michel de Montaigne's Essais / Biancamaria Fontana.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy.
Responsibility: edited by José Mariá Maravall, Adam Przeworski.
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"[T]his book is clearly a must read for anyone interested in the question of what causes democracy and/or the rule of law." The Law and Politics Book Review

 
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