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Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America
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Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

P. P. Craig

Abstract

This book has two themes. The ‘minor’ theme is that the content and direction of both constitutional and administrative law are integrally related. The ‘major’ theme is that their nature and content can only be properly understood against the background political theory which a society actually espouses, or against such a background which a particular commentator believes a society should espouse. The book brings the fruits of writings in political science and political theory to bear on the issues of public law. A critical examination of the centralist democratic views of Dicey is followed by ... More

Keywords: constitutional law, academic law, political science, Dicey, centralist democratic views, pluralist theories, public law, Rawls, Republicanism, radical participatory democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198256373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256373.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. P. Craig, author
Professorial Fellow in English Law, St John's College Oxford