Politics by Principle, Not Interest: Toward Nondiscriminatory Democracy

Cambridge University Press (1998)
Abstract
In his treatise, The Constitution of Liberty (1960), F. A. Hayek emphasized the central role of the generality principle, as embodied in the rule of law, for the maintenance of a free society. This book extends Hayek's argument by applying the generality principle to politics. Several important policy implications emerge. There are no direct implications to suggest how much governments should do. The argument suggests strongly however, that, whatever is done politically, must be done generally rather than discriminatorily.
Keywords Equality  Justice  Majorities  Discrimination  Social choice
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Call number JC578.B83 2006
ISBN(s) 052103132X   9780521031325
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