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Perverting the course of politics

Goodin, Robert


Lawyers talk of the common law offence of 'perverting the course of justice' by bribing or intimidating judges or jurors, lying to the police or court, concealing or destroying or fabricating evidence. This article argues that the same things are wrong, and wrong for the same reasons, politically as judicially: they prevent people from knowing and applying for themselves the rules by which they are ruled. The sort of excuses typically offered for those perverse practices in politics - that 'it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123410000207


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