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Hardback:The structure of liberty : justice and the rule of law / Randy E. Barnett.:2014:Second edition. Hardback The structure of liberty : justice and the rule of law / Randy E. Barnett.
The structure of liberty : justice and the rule of law / Randy E. Barnett.
Author: Barnett, Randy E.,
Publication year: 2014
Format: Hardback
Edition: Second edition.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 019870092X 9780198700920 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Previous edition: 1998.
This title outlines a powerful and original theory of liberty structured by the liberal conception of justice and the rule of law. Drawing on insights from philosophy, political theory, economics and law, Randy E. Barnett shows how this new conception of liberty can confront, and solve central societal problems. In this book, legal scholar Randy Barnett elaborates and defends the fundamental premise of the Declaration of Independence: that all persons have a natural right to pursue happiness so long as they respect the equal rights of others, and that governments are only justly established to secure these rights. Drawing upon insights from philosophy, economics, political theory, and law, Barnett explains why, when people pursue happiness while living in society with each other, they confront the pervasive social problems of knowledge, interest and power. These problems are best dealt with by ensuring the liberty of the people to pursue their own ends, but this liberty is distingui
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