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The Resource Foundations of public law, Martin Loughlin

Foundations of public law, Martin Loughlin

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Foundations of public law
Title
Foundations of public law
Statement of responsibility
Martin Loughlin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Foundations of Public Law offers a distinctive, provocative theory of public law, building on the views first outlined in The Idea of Public Law (OUP, 2003). The theory aims to identify the essential character of public law, explain its particular modes of operation, and specify its unique task. Public law is conceived broadly as a type of law that comes into existence as a consequence of the secularization, rationalization and positivization of the medieval idea of fundamental law. Formed as a result of the changes that give birth to the modern state, public law establishes the authority and legitimacy of modern governmental ordering. Public law today is a universal phenomenon, but its origins are European. Part I of the book examines the conditions of its formation, showing how much the concept borrowed from the refined debates of medieval jurists. Part II then examines the nature of public law. Drawing on a line of juristic inquiry that developed from the late-sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries - extending from Bodin, Althusius, Lipsius, Grotius, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke and Pufendorf to the later works of Montesquieu, Rousseau, Kant, Fichte, Smith and Hegel - it presents an account of public law as a special type of political reason. The remaining three Parts unpack the core elements of this concept: state, constitution, and government. By taking this broad approach to the subject, Professor Loughlin shows how, rather than being viewed as a limitation on power, law is better conceived as a means by which public power is generated. And by explaining the way that these core elements of state, constitution and government were shaped respectively by the technological, bourgeois, and disciplinary revolutions of the 16th-19th centuries, he reveals a concept of public law of considerable ambiguity, complexity and resilience"--
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Loughlin, Martin
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  • Public law
  • Public law
  • Public law
  • State, The
  • Rule of law
Label
Foundations of public law, Martin Loughlin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 515 pages
Isbn
9780199256853
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010018309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)610466946
Label
Foundations of public law, Martin Loughlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [467]-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 515 pages
Isbn
9780199256853
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010018309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)610466946

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