'The Rule of Law' Means Literally What it Says: The Rule of the Law': Fuller and Raz on Formal Legality and the Concept of Law
Mark J. Bennett
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Vol. 32, pp. 90-113, 2007
Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 14/2011
This article considers the conceptual relationship between the formal legality conception of the ideal of the rule of law and the concept of law. It describes two key approaches to the relationship, namely 'monism' and 'dualism'. Monism sees the formal legality as part of the concept of law, whereas dualism does not. The paper raises some issues in relation to conceptualising law, and points out some apparent inconsistencies in the legal theory of Joseph Raz.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: Jurisprudence, Rule of Law, Fuller, Raz, Legal Philosophy, Concept of Law
JEL Classification: K10
Date posted: September 28, 2006 ; Last revised: February 29, 2012
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