Resurrecting the neglected question of what we mean by legal justice, this book seeks to re-imagine rather than simply critique contemporary notions of the rule of law, rights and legal equality. A work of reconstruction, it offers a progressive and egalitarian approach to concepts that have become overly associated with the idea of limited government and social conservatism. Focusing on the necessary conditions of cooperative community life, the book presents a vision of law that facilitates rather than frustrates politics, an analysis of rights that boosts our capacities for caring, and an idea of equality that captures a cosmopolitan vision based on the recognition of shared humanity.
Robin L. West, RE-IMAGINING JUSTICE: PROGRESSIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF FORMAL EQUALITY, RIGHTS, AND THE RULE OF LAW (Aldershot, U.K./Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate/Dartmouth 2003)
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West, Robin, "Re-Imagining Justice: Progressive Interpretations of Formal Equality, Rights, and the Rule of Law" (2003). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 970.