This title was first published in 2003. Resurrecting the neglected question of what we mean by legal justice, this book seeks to re-imagine rather than simply critique our contemporary notions of the rule of law, rights and legal equality.
This work of reconstruction 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 co-operative community life, this 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.
About the Author: Robin L. West, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., USA.