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Modern Challenges to the Rule of Law

Modern Challenges to the Rule of Law
  

The essays in this collection consider challenges to the maintenance of the rule of law in modern legal systems. Leading judges and scholars from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom - including the Hon Justice Dyson Heydon and Professor John Finnis - reflect on the natu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877511752
Barcode 9781877511752
Published 1 April 2011 by LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ekins, Richard
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ISBN-13 9781877511752
ISBN-10 1877511757
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd
Imprint LexisNexis New Zealand
Publication Date 1 April 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ekins, Richard
Category Courts & Procedure
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 800
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 246mm
Weight 518g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text National Law: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 340.11
Catalogue Code 201045

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The essays in this collection consider challenges to the maintenance of the rule of law in mature, modern legal systems. Leading judges and scholars from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom - including the Hon Justice Dyson Heydon and Professor John Finnis - reflect on the nature of the rule of law and the form of order that it prescribes. The essays consider the distinction between formal and substantive conceptions of the rule of law; the relationship between rights, democracy and the rule of law; and the ideal's implications for legal change in general and the difference between legislating and case law development in particular. Some contributors address the way in which judicial action, even in the course of invoking legality, applying bills of rights, or interpreting other legislation consistently with rights, may challenge the rule of law. Others explore the ideal's implications in particular contexts, such as the regulation of electoral finance, the protection of private property rights, and the legislative proscription of tax avoidance. The collection's editor, Dr Richard Ekins, is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Auckland.

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Richard Ekins is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Auckland.

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