Law and Disagreement

Oxford University Press (1998)
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Abstract

Author Jeremy Waldron has thoroughly revised thirteen of his most recent essays in order to offer a comprehensive critique of the idea of the judicial review of legislation. He argues that a belief in rights is not the same as a commitment to a Bill of Rights. This book presents legislation by a representative assembly as a form of law making which is especially apt for a society whose members disagree with one another about fundamental issues of principle.

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Introduction

This chapter introduces the arguments of this book. It considers why there is not a unified theory of justice. The aim of this book is not to discredit or distract from the task of theorizing about justice. It looks at the importance of theorizing about politics as a distinct agenda for po... see more

Legislatures in Legal Philosophy

This chapter examines the influence or impact of legislature on modern jurisprudence in the context of legal philosophy. Legislatures is the topic to which philosophers of law have devoted the least attention so the aim of this part of the book is to focus specifically on legislative struc... see more

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