Republican Legal Theory

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

Author: M.N.S. Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403915757

Category: History

Page: 200

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Republican Legal Theory discusses the history, constitution and purposes of law in a free state. This is the most comprehensive study since James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and The Federalist of republican legal ideas. Sellers explains the importance of popular sovereignty, the rule of law, the separation of powers, and other essential republican checks and balances in protecting liberty and against tyranny and corruption.
Posted in History

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: 7799

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: 3964

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: 1943

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

Die Verfassung der Freiheit

Author: Friedrich August von Hayek

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161486289

Category: Social Science

Page: 575

View: 8329

English summary: In the first part of what is probably his most significant work, Nobel Prize winner Friedrich A. von Hayek provides a comprehensive systematic description of the fundamental principles of a liberal social philosophy which has formed the basis for the development of European civilization in the last centuries. In the second part of the book, the author deals with the origin of the rule of law and its significance for safeguarding personal freedom. In the third part, Hayek shows, using relevant examples, how important principles of the rule of law have been violated with the emergence of the welfare state and how this could lead to the destruction of personal freedom. German description: Wenn alte Wahrheiten ihren Einfluss auf das Denken der Menschen behalten sollen, mussen sie von Zeit zu Zeit in der Sprache und den Begriffen der nachfolgenden Generationen neu formuliert werden. (Hayek). Dies unternimmt F. A. von Hayek in der Verfassung der Freiheit, die nunmehr in 4. Auflage als Band B 3 der deutschen Ausgabe des Hayekschen Werks ( Gesammelte Schriften ) erscheint. Dieses wohl bedeutendste Werk des Nobelpreistragers bietet im ersten Teil eine umfassende systematische Darstellung der wesentlichen Prinzipien einer freiheitlichen Sozialphilosophie - der Grundlage fur die Entwicklung der europaischen Zivilisation in den letzten Jahrhunderten. Der zweite Teil befasst sich mit der Entstehung der rechtsstaatlichen Grundsatze - der rule of law - und ihrer Bedeutung fur die Sicherung der personlichen Freiheit. Im dritten Teil zeigt Hayek, wie mit dem Aufkommen des Wohlfahrtsstaates wichtige rechtsstaatliche Prinzipien verletzt werden und damit die personliche Freiheit zerstort zu werden droht. Dies verdeutlicht er anhand aufschlussreicher Beispiele aus den Bereichen Gewerkschaften und Beschaftigung, soziale Sicherheit, Besteuerung und Umverteilung, Landwirtschaft und Naturschatze, Erziehung und Forschung.
Posted in Social Science

A Companion to American Immigration

Author: Reed Ueda

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391657

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 4618

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: 3856

Posted in Law

Register of Debates in Congress

Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the ... Session of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8723

Posted in Law

The Congressional Globe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 9309

Posted in United States

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: 7783

Posted in Slavery

Debates in Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4203

Posted in Law

The Central Law Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4337

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: 5378

Posted in Art

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641222915

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7959

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

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 310

Posted in Constitutional history

A Revolution in Favor of Government:

Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Author: Max. M Edling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195148701

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 5230

Edling argues that during the US Constitutional debates, the Federalists were concerned with building a state able to act vigorously in defence of US national interests. The Constitution was their promise of the benefits of government without its costs. They proposed statecraft rather than central authority as the solution to governing.
Posted in History