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Reinventing government as a friend of the people: common law and equity, legislation and the Constitution

Salevao, Iutisone


For a platonic idealist government is the ideal expression of society; for a contemporary pessimist government is nothing more than an insatiable political monster feeding on the body politic. In the mind of the latter, government is an enemy of the people, a gigantic Leviathan that ought to be kept at arm’s length. Whereas in Marxist thought government is a manifestation of bourgeoisie rule, for a theocratic fanatic government is the manifestation of some divine will on earth and is therefore...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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