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Description - The Rule of Law and the Measure of Property by Jeremy Waldron

When property rights and environmental legislation clash, what side should the Rule of Law weigh in on? It is from this point that Jeremy Waldron explores the Rule of Law both from an historical perspective - considering the property theory of John Locke - and from the perspective of modern legal controversies. This critical and direct account of the relation between the Rule of Law and the protection of private property criticizes the view - associated with the 'World Bank model' of investor expectations - that a society which fails to protect property rights against legislative restriction is failing to support the Rule of Law. In this book, developed from the 2011 Hamlyn Lectures, Waldron rejects the idea that the Rule of Law privileges property rights over other forms of law and argues instead that the Rule of Law should endorse and applaud the use of legislation to achieve valid social objectives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107024465
ISBN-10: 1107024463
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 142mm x 13mm)
Pages: 134
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeremy Waldron

Jeremy Waldron is Professor of Law and Philosophy at the New York University School of Law and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford University. He has published extensively on the Rule of Law and property, including God, Locke and Equality and The Dignity of Legislation.

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