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Sovereignty's promise : the state as fiduciary

Author: Evan Fox-Decent
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Dissertation: Texte remanié: PhD dissertation: Philosophy: University of Toronto:?
Series: Oxford constitutional theory.
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Arguing that the state and its people stand in a fiduciary relationship, Sovereignty's Promise puts forward a bold new account of political authority and its legal limits. In doing so it presents a  Read more...

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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Fox-Decent
ISBN: 9780199698318 0199698317
OCLC Number: 801023044
Description: 1 vol. (XVIII-283 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue. Hobbes and legal order --
Introduction. The state as fiduciary and the rule of law --
Seeking sovereignty --
Some objections --
Fiduciary relationships and the presumption of trust --
The duty to obey the law --
Judicial ambivalence to public judiciary duties --
Procedural fairness : a pandora's box of legality --
Administrative law as solicitude : reasonable decision-making --
The rule of law and human rights.
Series Title: Oxford constitutional theory.
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...it provides a clear discussion of the idea of fiduciary relationships and duties that is useful for, and should be largely accessible to, non-lawyers. * Matthew Lister, Ethics *

 
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