June 9, 2015

The Rule of Law and Magna Carta

R. George Wright, Indiana University School of Law, has published The Magna Carta and the Contemporary Rule of Law Problem as Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-29. Here is the abstract.
This Article seizes upon the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta to draw attention to important problems associated with the contemporary rule of law. In particular, the Article discusses the rule of law as a systematically undersupplied public good. The Article then notes the insufficiency of standard incentive-based responses to rule of law problems. The Article considers finally the idea of ‘faithfulness’ in the law, and the role of civic and personal virtues in appropriately sustaining the rule of law.
Download the text of the article from SSRN at the link.

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