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Lord Bingham and Shami Chakrabarti - The Rule of Law
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The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation. He briefly examines the historical origins of the rule, and then advances eight conditions which capture its essence as understood in western democracies today. He also discusses the strains imposed on the rule of law by the threat and experience of international terrorism. The book will be influential in many different fields and should become a key text for anyone interested in politics, society and the state of our world. In he was appointed a Knight of the Garter, the first professional judge to be so honoured.
Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Books by Language. EMBED for wordpress. Want more? Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Publication date Usage Public Domain Mark 1. It explains, clearly, simply, powerfully, to a lay audience what the rule of law means and how important it is to everybody in modern society.