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The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date March 30, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198297291
ISBN-10 0198297297
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $75.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Already the book is on its way to becoming a contemporary classic, the successor in interest to Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia . . ."--Michigan Law Review

"This is a serious, engaging, and important work of jurisprudence . . . Comprehensive in its treatment, fair-minded in the way it deals with evidence and unfailingly rigorous in its argument."--Choice

What is liberty, as opposed to license, and why is it so important? Drawing upon insights from philosophy, economics, political theory, and law, Randy Barnett examines the serious social problems that are addressed by liberty--and the background or "natural" rights and "rule of law" procedures that distinguish liberty from license. He then skillfully outlines the constitutional framework that is needed to protect this structure of liberty. Although this controversial work is intended to challenge specialists, its clear and accessible prose ensure that it will be of immense value to those working in a range of disciplines.

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Hardcover
from Oxford Univ Pr (September 1, 1998)
9780198293248 | details & prices | 347 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $74.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780198297291 Book cover for 9780198700920
 
2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 19, 2014)
9780198700920 | details & prices | 375 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $29.95
About: 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.
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from Oxford Univ Pr (March 30, 2000)
9780198297291 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $75.00
About: "Already the book is on its way to becoming a contemporary classic, the successor in interest to Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia .

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