Rights and Decisions

Formal Models of Law and Liberalism

  • Martin van Hees

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Martin van Hees
    Pages 1-24
  3. Martin van Hees
    Pages 25-44
  4. Martin van Hees
    Pages 45-65
  5. Martin van Hees
    Pages 67-81
  6. Martin van Hees
    Pages 83-106
  7. Martin van Hees
    Pages 107-125
  8. Martin van Hees
    Pages 127-144
  9. Martin van Hees
    Pages 145-165
  10. Martin van Hees
    Pages 167-172
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 173-195

About this book


The game-theoretic analysis of rights forms a rapidly growing field of study to which this book makes an important contribution. Van Hees combines the game-theoretic approach with the results and tools from logic, in particular from the logic of norms. The resulting synthesis between logic and game theory provides a firm foundation for the game-theoretic approach. The analysis shows how different types of right are related to the strategic opportunities of individuals and of groups of individuals. Furthermore, the book makes an important contribution to the theory of liberalism, in particular to the study of the so-called `liberal paradoxes'. It demonstrates how the paradoxes resurface in the new decision-theoretic framework. In fact, they not only do so at the level of `ordinary' decision making, but also at the level of constitutional decision making.


Liberal Liberalism decision making game theory logic

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin van Hees
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Administration and Public PolicyUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4625-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2903-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4395
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