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Taking the Rule of Law's Opposition Seriously

Cheesman, Nick


What does it mean to study the rule of law from conditions of its absence? In this response to symposium commentators on Opposing the Rule of Law I suggest that to do so is to situate the rule of law in relation to other ideas without relativizing it; to take seriously questions of what animates practices in its stead, including the question of what ideas might plausibly oppose it. Adopting this mode of inquiry into courts in Myanmar, I perceived that the rule of law is not compatible with law...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Hague Journal on the Rule of Law
DOI: 10.1007/s40803-016-0048-4


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