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Rule of Law

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
2,158 words

The rule of law refers to a constellation of ideals and practices based on the assumption that a healthy legal

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
101 words

The principle that power should be exercised according to mutually understood rules and procedures that are applicable to all members

Rule of law

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
2,359 words

The rule of law is a central concept in most modern political philosophies, though its roots in liberalism and republicanism

Rule of law

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,174 words

Although there is deep academic disagreement on exactly what the ‘rule of law’ is, and whether it is a good

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,026 words

The rule of law is an ideal to which every legal system aspires, and against which it must be judged.

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Hugo Adam Bedau

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
134 words
A system of governmental behaviour and authority that is constrained by law and the respect for law, in contrast to despotic rule. States respecting the rule of law typically divide the ... More

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