Republican Legal Theory

The History, Constitution and Purposes of Law in a Free State

Author: M. Sellers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230513409

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 8574

Republican legal theory developed out of the jurisprudential and constitutional legacy of the Roman res publica as interpreted over two millennia in Europe and North America. In this book - the most comprehensive study of republican legal ideas to date - Professor Sellers traces the development of republican legal theory. Explaining the importance of popular sovereignty, the rule of law, the separation of powers and other essential republican legal characteristics, he argues that these republican institutions have introduced a new era of justice into politics.
Posted in Political Science

Das Republikprinzip in der Rechtsordnungengemeinschaft

Methodische Annäherungen an die Normalität eines Verfassungsprinzips

Author: Karsten Nowrot

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161531149

Category: Law

Page: 866

View: 3339

English summary: The republican principle was regularly viewed in legal scholarship as especially precarious, and based upon that view, a singular article in a negative sense. On the other hand, this present investigation is based on the assumption that even the contrary perception of the republic as a normal constitutional principle offers an innovative perspective that is able to concretize and grasp the fundamental, constitutionally generative choices and their normative structures, in a manner that is more compatible with legal scholarship. The commonplace nature of the republican principle as a working hypothesis makes possible a repatriation of the republic and the jurisprudential conflicts with it in the current discourse over the juridical development of constitutional principles. This method also illustrates, moreover, the potential of the republican principle as an ordinal idea for the evolving legislative community of domestic, supranational and international law. German description: Das Republikprinzip wird in der Rechtswissenschaft regelmassig als eine besonders prekare und vor diesem Hintergrund in einem negativen Sinne singulare Bestimmung des Verfassungsrechts angesehen. Demgegenuber basiert die vorliegende Untersuchung auf der Annahme, dass gerade die entgegengesetzte Wahrnehmung der Republik als ein normales Verfassungsprinzip eine geeignete Ausgangsperspektive darstellt, um diese verfassungsgestaltende Grundentscheidung in rechtswissenschaftlich anschlussfahiger Weise inhaltlich konkretisieren und normstrukturell erfassen zu konnen. Die Normalitat des Republikprinzips als Arbeitshypothese ermoglicht eine Ruckfuhrung der Republik und der rechtswissenschaftlichen Auseinandersetzung mit ihr in die allgemeinen Diskurse uber die juristische Erschliessung von Verfassungsprinzipien. Auf diese Weise lasst sich uberdies das Potential des Republikprinzips als Ordnungsidee fur die sich herausbildende Rechtsordnungengemeinschaft des innerstaatlichen, supranationalen und internationalen Rechts verdeutlichen.
Posted in Law

The Constitutional Corporation

Rethinking Corporate Governance

Author: Stephen Bottomley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317037383

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 1989

Corporate laws are based on the idea that the interests of shareholders should be the primary concern of company directors. However, some argue that the proper role for shareholders is to sit back and let the corporation's managers do their job, or that the pursuit of shareholders' interests detracts from the concerns of employees or victims of corporate wrongdoing or other stakeholders. Stephen Bottomley argues that instead of consigning shareholders to this passive role, they should be given opportunities to be active members of corporations. Corporations are constitutional arrangements rather than mere contractual agreements. They are decision-making organizations in which questions of process and structure are important. Thus, instead of using economic criteria such as efficiency as the sole measure for deciding what constitutes 'good' corporate governance, this book examines whether ideas of accountability, deliberation and contestability provide a valuable framework for assessing corporate structures and process and for encouraging greater shareholder participation.
Posted in Law

Legal Republicanism

National and International Perspectives

Author: Samantha Besson,José Luis Martí

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199559163

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 9121

Interest in republicanism as a political theory has burgeoned in recent years, but its implications for the understanding of law have remained largely unexplored. Legal Republicanism is the first book to offer a comprehensive, critical survey of the potential for creating republican accounts of fundamental issues in law and legal theory. Bringing together contributors with backgrounds in political and legal philosophy, the essays in the volume assess republicanism's historical traditions, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals. The collection offers a valuable insight into new debates taking place in republican political and legal theory. It also analyses potential republican approaches to concrete issues arising in areas of law such as criminal, constitutional and international law. Finally, the book includes comparisons between republican legal traditions and how they react to contemporary challenges. The book will be of value to political and democratic theorists, to legal philosophers and constitutional theorists, and all those interested in the legitimacy of decision-making in national and international settings.
Posted in Law

A Companion to American Immigration

Author: Reed Ueda

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391657

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 4741

A Companion to American Immigration is an authoritative collection of original essays by leading scholars on the major topics and themes underlying American immigration history. Focuses on the two most important periods in American Immigration history: the Industrial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing Era (Cold War to the present) Provides an in-depth treatment of central themes, including economic circumstances, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation Includes an introductory essay by the volume editor.
Posted in History

The Congressional Globe

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5136

Posted in Law

The Concept of Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution

Author: John Phillip Reid

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226708966

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 2017

"Liberty was the most cherished right possessed by English-speaking people in the eighteenth century. It was both an ideal for the guidance of governors and a standard with which to measure the constitutionality of government; both a cause of the American Revolution and a purpose for drafting the United States Constitution; both an inheritance from Great Britain and a reason republican common lawyers continued to study the law of England." As John Philip Reid goes on to make clear, "liberty" did not mean to the eighteenth-century mind what it means today. In the twentieth century, we take for granted certain rights—such as freedom of speech and freedom of the press—with which the state is forbidden to interfere. To the revolutionary generation, liberty was preserved by curbing its excesses. The concept of liberty taught not what the individual was free to do but what the rule of law permitted. Ultimately, liberty was law—the rule of law and the legalism of custom. The British constitution was the charter of liberty because it provided for the rule of law. Drawing on an impressive command of the original materials, Reid traces the eighteenth-century notion of liberty to its source in the English common law. He goes on to show how previously problematic arguments involving the related concepts of licentiousness, slavery, arbitrary power, and property can also be fit into the common-law tradition. Throughout, he focuses on what liberty meant to the people who commented on and attempted to influence public affairs on both sides of the Atlantic. He shows the depth of pride in liberty—English liberty—that pervaded the age, and he also shows the extent—unmatched in any other era or among any other people—to which liberty both guided and motivated political and constitutional action.
Posted in Political Science

Register of Debates in Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6164

Posted in Law

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 1295

Posted in Constitutional history

The Congressional Globe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 7294

Posted in United States

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641222915

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 3112

Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.
Posted in Political Science

The American Conflict

A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to Exhibit Especially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery from 1776 to the Close of the War for the Union

Author: Horace Greeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Slavery

Page: 648

View: 8465

Posted in Slavery

Debates in Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8064

Posted in Law

The Central Law Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8890

Vols. 64-96 include "Central law journal's international law list".
Posted in Law

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 1423

View: 2917

Posted in Art

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1905

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Posted in History