Thomas Hobbes’s substantially constrained absolutism: the fundamental law of the commonwealth as a substantial constraint on the sovereign’s power

Jurisprudence 12 (4):447-465 (2021)
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In this essay, I contend that the usually neglected Fundamental Law of the Commonwealth, which commands that the essential rights of the sovereign be retained by the sovereign, imposes substantial...



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