The structure of liberty : justice and the rule of law

Randy E. Barnett

In this book, legal scholar Randy Barnett elaborates and defends the fundamental premise of the Declaration of Independence: that all persons have a natural right to pursue happiness so long as they respect the equal rights of others, and that governments are only justly established to secure these rights. Drawing upon insights from philosophy, economics, political theory, and law, Barnett explains why, when people pursue happiness while living in society with each other, they confront the pervasive social problems of knowledge, interest and power. These problems are best dealt with by ensuring the liberty of the people to pursue their own ends, but this liberty is distinguished from "license" by certain fundamental rights and procedures associated with the classical liberal conception of "justice" and "the rule of law." He then outlines the constitutional framework that is needed to put these principles into practice. In a new Afterword to this second edition, Barnett elaborates on this thesis by responding to several important criticisms of the original work. He then explains how this "libertarian" approach is more modest than either the "social justice" theories of the left or the "legal moralism" of the right.

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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction: Liberty vs. License
  • PART I: THE PROBLEMS OF KNOWLEDGE
  • 2. Using Resources: The First-Order Problem of Knowledge
  • 3. Two Methods of Social Ordering
  • 4. The Liberal Conception of Justice
  • 5. Communicating Justice: The Second-Order Problem of Knowledge
  • 6. Specifying Conventions: The Third-Order Problem of Knowledge
  • PART II: THE PROBLEMS OF INTEREST
  • 7. The Partiality Problem
  • 8. The Incentive Problem
  • 9. The Compliance Problem
  • PART III: THE PROBLEMS OF POWER
  • 10. The Problem of Enforcement Error
  • 11. Fighting Crime Without Punishment
  • 12. The Problem of Enforcement Abuse
  • 13. Constitutional Constraints on Power
  • 14. Imagining a Polycentric Constitutional Order: A Short Fable
  • PART IV: RESPONSES TO OBJECTIONS
  • 15. Beyond Justice and the Rule of Law?
  • 16. Afterword

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書名 The structure of liberty : justice and the rule of law
著作者等 Barnett, Randy E.
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 c2014
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 xi, 375 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780198700920
NCID BB14951668
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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