Contributions by ‘Brian Z. Tamanaha’

Tempering Arbitrary Power: A Moral Theory of the Rule of Law

Postema’s aim is to respond to threats to and degradation of the rule of law around the world. “These developments represent a grave threat not just to institutions designed to serve the rule of law but to our very understanding of the ideal,” he writes. “To answer fundamental threats to the rule of law we first must return to its foundational principles” (p. x). He “seeks to articulate a coherent framework and foundation for thinking about the rule of law and planning strategies for building and defending it” (p. x). This is not just abstract theory—it is meant to have a real-world impact in bolstering the rule of law.

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