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The Rule of Law

Definitions, Measures, Patterns and Causes

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 1-10
  3. On Definitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 13-27
    3. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 28-37
  4. On Measures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 41-61
    3. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 62-77
  5. On Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 81-89
    3. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 90-107
    4. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 108-127
  6. On Causes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 131-148
    3. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 149-172
    4. Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
      Pages 173-176
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-198

About this book

Introduction

Through critical analysis of key concepts and measures of the rule of law, this book shows that the choice of definitions and measures affects descriptive and explanatory findings about nomocracy. It argues a constitutionalist legacy from centuries ago explains why European civilizations display higher adherence to rule of law than other countries.

Keywords

Affect constitution Europe law

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAarhus UniversityDenmark

About the authors

Jørgen Møller has a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and is currently a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests include conceptualization of democracy, post-communist political change, patterns of democratization and democratic stability, patterns of state formation, and comparative methodology.

Svend-Erik Skaaning has a PhD from Aarhus University and is currently a Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests include conceptualization, measurement, and explanation of democracy and human rights and comparative methodology. Skaaning is currently involved in two major research projects- DEDERE and V-Dem.

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