This book offers a multidisciplinary account of the "rule of law" as a central pillar of the classical liberal tradition. The authors analyze the original meaning of this expression as first introduced by British jurist A. V. Dicey, before examining its subsequent elaboration by Leoni, Fuller, Hayek and Oakeshott. Addressing the main philosophical and legal aspects of the rule of law, this volume will appeal to all those engaged in law, political theory, philosophy, economics, business ethics, and public policy.
1. Why the ‘Rule of Law’ -- 2. Spontaneous Order -- 3. The British Intellectual Inheritance -- 4. The English Legal Inheritance -- 5. A.V. Dicey -- 6. The Vanishing of the ‘Rule of Law’ -- 7. Rediscovery of the ‘Rule of Law’ in Hayek -- 8. Oakeshott