Sword and Scales
An Examination of the Relationship Between Law and Politics
By (author) Martin Loughlin
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Sword and Scales by Martin Loughlin
Book DescriptionThis short and accessible book provides a provocative re-assessment of the various tangled relationships between law and politics and in so doing examines legal and political thinking on such critical areas as justice,the state, constitutionalism and rights. It introduces lawyers especially to certain important themes in some of the key texts in political thought and introduces political scientists to the legal dimensions of a number of central themes of political studies. Written by one of the leading theorists in constitutional law, the book should prove to be an indispensable companion for any student or teacher interested in law and politics. Contents I. Law and Politics in the Conversation of Mankind II. Justice III. The State IV. Constitutionalism V. Conclusions
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781901362527
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin Loughlin
British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (April 2013)
The British constitution has grown organically in response to changes in its economic, political, and social environment, and is not contained in a single authoritative text. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Loughlin examines the nature and authority of the constitution, and its challenging prospects for the future.
Foundations of Public Law, Paperback (September 2012)
This book develops Martin Loughlin's distinctive and provocative theory of public law, first outlined in The Idea of Public Law. Tracing the historical evolution of the concept of public law, the book rethinks the foundational concepts of state, constitution, and government, arguing that public power is created, not controlled, by law.
Twilight of Constitutionalism?, Paperback (January 2012)
The concepts and values that underpin traditional constitutionalism are increasingly being challenged by political and economic realities that place substantial power beyond the state. This book gathers leading constitutional theorists to discuss the impact of the growth of transnational governance on the foundational values of constitutionalism.
Paradox of Constitutionalism, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Martin Loughlin
In modern political communities ultimate authority is often thought to reside with 'the people'. This book examines how constitutions act as a delegation of power from 'the people' to representative and expert institutions, and looks at the attendant problems of maintaining the legitimacy of these constitutional arrangements.
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Author Biography - Martin Loughlin
Martin Loughlin is Professor of Public Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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