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Craig (2017) Formal and Substantive Conceptions of the Rule of Law

Craig, P. (2017). Formal and substantive conceptions of the rule of law: an analytical framework. In Bellamy, R. (ed.)The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers (pp. 95-115). Routledge.


There is a voluminous literature on the rule of law which examines the concept from almost every conceivable perspective. The analysis which follows makes no pretence at being a complete survey of these differing approaches. It does however attempt to address the subject in a way that is both important for public lawyers, and of broader significance outside of any particular legal system.