About this book
Britain's former senior law lord defines one of the key ideas in history and the contemporary world. This is a short but elegant and incisive examination of the 'rule of law' and will be influential in many related fields, including politics, society, philosophy and current affairs. 'So compelling that its contents spill on to the page like a musical score' "Observer"
The idea of 'The Rule of Law' as the foundation of modern states and civilisations is more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? This book examines what the idea actually means.