The paper offers a new account of the rule of law, revising my previous view, and criticising some alternatives. It focuses on the rule of law's aim to avoid arbitrary government, and on its relation to the essential functions of government. The rule of law requires that government action will manifest an intention to protect and advance the interests of the governed. As such it is almost a necessary condition for the law's ability to meet other moral demands, and it facilitate coordination and cooperation internally and internationally.
The Law's Own Virtue,
Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/2019; King's College London Dickson Poon School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-17; Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-609
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