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Hague Journal on the Rule of Law

, Volume 11, Issue 2–3, pp 289–294 | Cite as

Athens and the Rule of Law: An Essay in Honour of Martin Krygier

  • Philip PettitEmail author
Essay

Abstract

Classical Athens is often held up as a model of the rule of law. But while it did give law central and significant role in its public life, it did not have the institutional resources needed to realize the ideal fully. It lacked a way of helping to make the interpretation of law uniform across different executive and particularly judicial sites.

Keywords

Rule of law Athens Precedent Interpretation 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.L.S.Rockefeller University Professor of Human ValuesPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Distinguished Professor of PhilosophyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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