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Why law matters

Author: Alon Harel; Oxford University Press,
Publisher: Oxford (UK) : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Oxford legal philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary political and legal theory typically justifies the value of political and legal institutions on the grounds that such institutions bring about desirable outcomes - such as justice, security, and prosperity. In the popular imagination, however, many people seem to value public institutions for their own sake. The idea that political and legal institutions might be intrinsically valuable has received  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alon Harel; Oxford University Press,
ISBN: 9780198766216 0198766211 9780199643271 019964327X
OCLC Number: 952026373
Notes: Índice.
Description: XII, 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART I WHY RIGHTS MATTER; PART II WHY THE STATE MATTERS: DIGNITY, AGENCY AND THE STATE; PART III WHY CONSTITUTIONS MATTER: THE CASE FOR ROBUST CONSTITUTIONALISM
Series Title: Oxford legal philosophy.
Responsibility: Alon Harel.

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Why Law Matters argues that public institutions and legal procedures are valuable and matter as such, irrespective of their instrumental value. Examining the value of rights, public institutions, and  Read more...

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