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AUTHORITY IN THE MODERN STATE

Laski, Harold J.


Item #: 1029

Pages: x,398p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIAL WELFARE & INSURANCE

Laski intended this work to be a sequel to Studies in theProblem of Sovereignty. He argues that sovereignty is bestunderstood as a type of authority, and he supports his casewith examples drawn principally from modern French history.After tracing the origins of his subject, Laski considersthe significance of Bonald, Lamennais, Royer-Collard and theSyndicalist movement. "This book is especially valuablebecause it warns us not to exaggerate the importance of law.If the individuals in the legislatures and the departmentsof justice and on the bench do not stand for the best thingsmen stand for, men begin to wonder whether, after all, thatgovernment ought to endure. So, in order to make peopleloyal to the state, you must make the kind of institution.."Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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