The Dignity of Legislation (The Seeley Lectures)

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In a lucid, concise volume, Jeremy Waldron defends the role of legislation, presenting it as an important mode of governance. Aristotle, Locke and Kant emerge as proponents of the dignity of legislation. Waldron's arguments are of obvious importance and topicality, especially in countries that are considering the introduction of a Bill of Rights. 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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"This excellent book is a forceful statement of an important position...and the book is a contribution to the history of political thought as well as contemporary debate." London Review of Books

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