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“Perspicaciously expressed and cogently delivered, Bingham's 'The Rule of Law' stands out as a remarkably lucid introduction to this fundamentally important constitutional principle. Bingham's short book introduces the history, content and application of the rule of law in a clear and accessible...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Essential; more than ever.. the news of Argentina prosecuting crimes from over 30 years ago.. the Egyptian suspension of legal parameters.. and the UK secret courts bill going back to the Commons for its final reading... a book that won't be redundant for some time..”arj404 wrote this review Thursday, March 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Occasionally you read a book that a part way through makes you stop and think - "The Rule Of Law" is one of those books. Well written and concise in making it's points - there are a few business book authors who could learn from Mr Bingham's approach. The book starts with a run through the major contributions to what has become the basis of our law today. It is in the latter chapters where the author amply demonstrates how we have taken a retrograde step in the use of the rule of law as a moral framework. That this backward step has lead by the main proponents of a fair and legally sound society is all the more though provoking - definitely worth reading and hopefully by the US president before too long. ”nigel street wrote this review Saturday, January 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This little gem (212 pp.) summarizes the rule of law as a foundation of our society. After a brief historical overview, it discusses the fundamental parts of the rule of law (accessibility, equality, fair trial, etc.) and concludes with a chapter on the threat of terrorism to the rule of law. It admits to being Anglocentric, but US and civil code issues are touched upon as well. Recommended to anyone who has an interest in law but lacks the expertise.”Jan W.D. Bos wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Perspicaciously expressed and cogently delivered, Bingham's 'The Rule of Law' stands out as a remarkably lucid introduction to this fundamentally important constitutional principle. Bingham's short book introduces the history, content and application of the rule of law in a clear and accessible manner and highlights some of the more pernicious ways in which this important principle has been abused in modern history. ”Anuj Ghai wrote this review Friday, January 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Whilst the rule of law plays an important part in most of our lives as it forms the societies we live in, it amazing how little time many of give to it...at least if you're anything like me....
Bingham's book provide a simple introduction to the rule of law for the layman, in a quick and accessible manner. It has started me on the road to wanting to read more about the law.”
“I can't do much better than the description! A superb book.
A great strength of this book is also its greatest limitation - it's a pop book so it's easily accessible, succinct and a speedy read. For this reason, it does not go in depth into the trickier intellectual issues.
Nonetheless, I've found it useful as a back-up in conversations in debating the extent of the rule of law in the UK and other countries, since it provides wonderfully concise and lively explanations of the key components, as Bingham understands them.”