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Published: 05 May 2011

378 Pages


ISBN: 9780195387223

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A Matter of Dispute

Morality, Democracy, and Law

Christopher J. Peters

  • Presents a unified analytical framework for approaching problems across multiple disciplines: legal philosophy, political philosophy, theory of adjudication, and constitutional theory
  • Offers a fresh perspective on a number of longstanding problems in legal and political theory, such as the source of legal authority, the normative grounding of democratic legitimacy, the duties of judges in a democratic system, and the justification and methodology of judicial review
  • Written in a style that is both informative to specialists and accessible to nonspecialists
  • Connects fundamental theoretical issues to practical questions of law and government
  • Addresses recurring hot topics regarding the proper normative foundation of democracy, the nature and scope of adjudication in a democratic system, and the normative and conceptual basis of legal authority

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