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    DescriptionJeremy Waldron here attempts to restore the good name of legislation in political theory. Focused in particular on the writings of Aristotle, Locke and Kant, this book recovers and highlights ways of thinking about legislation that present it as a dignified mode of governance and a respectable source of law. The focus is particularly on legislation by assemblies, large gatherings of representatives who air their disagreements in ferocious debate and make laws by deliberation and voting. Jeremy Waldron has published extensively in law, philosophy and political theory. Here he presents a unique study of the place of legislation in the canon of political thought - a study which emphasises the positive features of democracy and representative assemblies. 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.


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    Title
    The Dignity of Legislation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Waldron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521658836
    ISBN 10: 0521658837
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JPQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 340/.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 340.1
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    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL020000
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    DC21: 328.01
    LC classification: K237 .W35 1999
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JPQ
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... lucid, thoughtful and persuasive ... he argues magnificently on behalf of legislation by a popular assembly as a respectable source of law.' The Times Literary Supplement '... short, assertive and engaging ... This excellent book is a forceful statement of an important position.' London Review of Books 'Waldron is a wonderfully fresh breath of air. he is spot-on in his criticism of the dominant analytical discourse of Anglo-American jurisprudence.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'The Dignity of Legislation is a splendid and timely book. Few philosophers have Waldron's gift for exploring philosophical imagery, which he does to great effect in his discussion of majority rule ... In this book he treats us to a learned and lucid explanation of why the persistence of disagreement is philosophically significant.' The Philosophical Quarterly
    Table of contents
    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.