Re-Imagining Justice: Progressive Interpretations of Formal Equality, Rights, and the Rule of Law

RE-IMAGINING JUSTICE: PROGRESSIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF FORMAL EQUALITY, RIGHTS, AND THE RULE OF LAW, Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth, 2003

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-074

205 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2012

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Robin L. West

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

Resurrecting the neglected question of what we mean by legal justice, this book seeks to re-imagine rather than simply critique contemporary notions of the rule of law, rights and legal equality. A work of reconstruction, it offers a progressive and egalitarian approach to concepts that have become overly associated with the idea of limited government and social conservatism. Focusing on the necessary conditions of cooperative community life, the book presents a vision of law that facilitates rather than frustrates politics, an analysis of rights that boosts our capacities for caring, and an idea of equality that captures a cosmopolitan vision based on the recognition of shared humanity.

Keywords: Rule of Law, Legal Philosophy, Legal Justice, Rights, Formal Equality

JEL Classification: K00, K1

Suggested Citation

West, Robin L., Re-Imagining Justice: Progressive Interpretations of Formal Equality, Rights, and the Rule of Law (2003). RE-IMAGINING JUSTICE: PROGRESSIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF FORMAL EQUALITY, RIGHTS, AND THE RULE OF LAW, Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth, 2003; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-074. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2083806

Robin L. West (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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Washington, DC 20001
United States

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