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  • Page extent: 224 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.31 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 340/.1
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: K237 .W35 1999
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Law--Philosophy
    • Jurisprudence
    • Legislation

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521658836 | ISBN-10: 0521658837)

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In a lucid, concise volume, Jeremy Waldron defends the role of legislation, presenting it as an important mode of governance. Aristotle, Locke and Kant emerge as proponents of the dignity of legislation. Waldron's arguments are of obvious importance and topicality, especially in countries that are considering the introduction of a Bill of Rights. The Dignity of Legislation is original in conception, trenchantly argued and very clearly presented, and will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and thinkers.


Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The indignity of legislation; 3. Kant's positivism; 4. Locke's legislature (and Rawls's); 5. Aristotle's multitude; 6. The physics of consent; Notes to chapters; Bibliography; Index.


"This excellent book is a forceful statement of an important position...and the book is a contribution to the history of political thought as well as contemporary debate." London Review of Books

"It is...lucid, thoughtful and persuasive..." TLS

"...Waldron adds healthy moderation and realism to philosophical discussions of democratic lawmaking." Choice

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