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    Description'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation. He briefly examines the historical origins of the rule, and then advances eight conditions which capture its essence as understood in western democracies today. He also discusses the strains imposed on the rule of law by the threat and experience of international terrorism. The book will be influential in many different fields and should become a key text for anyone interested in politics, society and the state of our world.


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    Title
    The Rule of Law
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Bingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141034539
    ISBN 10: 014103453X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: K
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 490
    B&T Approval Code: A39010000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27880
    DC22: 340.11
    BIC subject category V2: LAB
    BISAC V2.8: LAW051000, LAW101000
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: LAB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    14 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tom Bingham, 'the most eminent of our judges' (Guardian), held office successively as Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Senior Law Lord of the United Kingdom, the only person ever to hold all three offices. He became a life peer, as Baron Bingham of Cornhill in the County of Powys, on becoming Lord Chief Justice in 1996. In 2005 he was appointed a Knight of the Garter, the first professional judge to be so honoured. He retired in 2008, and in the same year was elected by the Institut de France as the first winner of the Prize for Law awarded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.