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What Is The Rule Of Law And Why Is It So Important?, Mortimer N.S. Sellers Jan 2014

What Is The Rule Of Law And Why Is It So Important?, Mortimer N.S. Sellers

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This chapter considers the rule of law from within the rule of law tradition, to clarify what the rule of law is, why it is so valuable, and how we can secure it.


The Constitutional Thought Of Alexander Hamilton, Mortimer N.S. Sellers Jan 2014

The Constitutional Thought Of Alexander Hamilton, Mortimer N.S. Sellers

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Alexander Hamilton was one of the strongest minds behind the development of modern constitutionalism, both in theory and in practice. Hamilton shared the constitutional principles of his republican contemporaries in his commitment to bicameral legislatures, elected executives, the separation of powers, checks and balances in government, and representative (rather than direct) democracy. He differed somewhat in his much stronger commitment to federalism, to executive power, and to judges, as the bulwark of constitutional liberty. Hamilton became as "Publius" (with James Madison) in "The Federalist" the foremost advocate and interpreter of constitutional government as it would ultimately be implemented in the ...