Democracy and the rule of law

José María Maravall, Adam Przeworski

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    Abstract

    An international group of specialists from the fields of law, politics, economics, and philosophy address the question of why governments act or do not act according to laws. The authors interpret the rule of law as a strategic choice of actors with powerful interests, rather than as an exogenous constraint on politicians. The rule of law emerges when no group is strong enough to dominate the others, and political actors seek to resolve their conflicts by recourse to law. Law is thus deeply rooted in politics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages321
    ISBN (Electronic)9780511610066
    ISBN (Print)0521825598, 9780521825597
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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    Maravall, J. M., & Przeworski, A. (2003). Democracy and the rule of law. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511610066

    Democracy and the rule of law. / Maravall, José María; Przeworski, Adam.

    Cambridge University Press, 2003. 321 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Maravall, JM & Przeworski, A 2003, Democracy and the rule of law. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511610066
    Maravall JM, Przeworski A. Democracy and the rule of law. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 321 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511610066
    Maravall, José María ; Przeworski, Adam. / Democracy and the rule of law. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 321 p.
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