Toward a Theory of Governance | 1st Edition
The Action of Norms
AUTHOR: Lenoble, Jacques and Maesschalck, Marc
PUBLISHER: Kluwer Law International
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Drawing on and developing recent trends in the social sciences, The Action of Norms presents a powerful new theory of governance with far-reaching implications for the future of law, the judiciary, and justice itself. Among the contributing modern ideas that are explained and developed as pillars of the authors#65533; thesis are the following:
- critiques of the #65533;political theory of interest groups#65533;;
- the economic theory of efficiency;
- deliberative democracy;
- rational choice theory;
- the evolutionist debate;
- learning process theory; and
- the theory of risk.
Lenoble and Maesschalck achieve a remarkable synthesis of relevant thought about forms of social organization#65533;from Kant and Fichte through Hayek, Rawls, and Habermas to current theory#65533;and place it at the service of a new and effective theory of the norm that promises to greatly elucidate the role of law and legal practice in the continuing development of democratic institutions.
PUBLICATION DATE: 10/20/2003
CATEGORY: Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Science