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Law, Legislation and Liberty : A new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy - F. A. Hayek

Law, Legislation and Liberty

A new statement of the liberal principles of justice and political economy

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2012
ISBN: 9780415522298
Number Of Pages: 584

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With a new foreword by Paul Kelly

'I regard Hayek's work as a new opening of the most fundamental debate in the field of political philosophy' - Sir Karl Popper

'This promises to be the crowning work of a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to thinking about society and its values. The entire work must surely amount to an immense contribution to social and legal philosophy' - Philosophical Studies

Law, Legislation and Liberty is Hayek's major statement of political philosophy and one of the most ambitious yet subtle defences of a free market society ever written. A robust defence of individual liberty, it is also crucial for understanding Hayek's influential views concerning the role of the state: far from being an innocent bystander, he argues that the state has an important role to play in defending the norms and practices of an ordered and free society. His arguments had a profound influence on the policies of Thatcher in the 1980s and resonate today in visions of the `Big Society'.

First published in three separate volumes, this Routledge Classics edition makes one of his most important books available in a single volume. Essential reading for understanding the background to the recent world economic turmoil and financial crisis, it also foreshadows the subsequent heated debate about regulation and political governance if such disasters are to be avoided in the future.

Foreword to the Routledge Classics Edition
Consolidated Preface
Rules and Order
Reason and Evolution
Cosmos and Taxis
Principles and Expediency
The Changing Concept of Law
Nomos: The Law of Liberty
Thesis: The Law of Legislation
The Mirage of Social Justice
General Welfare and Particular Purposes
The Quest for Justice
'Social' or Distributive Justice
The Market Order or Catallaxy
The Discipline of Abstract Rules and the Emotions of the Tribal Society
The Political Order of a Free People
Majority Opinion and Contemporary Democracy
The Division of Democratic Powers
The Public Sector and the Private Sector
Government Policy and the Market
The Miscarriage of the Democratic Ideal: A Recapitualation
A Model Constitution
The Containment of Power and the Dethronement of Politics
Epilogue: The Three Sources of Human Values
Index of Authors cited in Volumes 1-3
Subject index to Volumes 1-3
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415522298
ISBN-10: 0415522293
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 3rd September 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1

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