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Kings as Judges - Power, Justice, and the Origins of Parliaments (Hardcover) Loot Price: R795
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Kings as Judges - Power, Justice, and the Origins of Parliaments (Hardcover): Deborah Boucoyannis

Kings as Judges - Power, Justice, and the Origins of Parliaments (Hardcover)

Deborah Boucoyannis

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How did representative institutions become the central organs of governance in Western Europe? What enabled this distinctive form of political organization and collective action that has proved so durable and influential? The answer has typically been sought either in the realm of ideas, in the Western tradition of individual rights, or in material change, especially the complex interaction of war, taxes, and economic growth. Common to these strands is the belief that representation resulted from weak ruling powers needing to concede rights to powerful social groups. Boucoyannis argues instead that representative institutions were a product of state strength, specifically the capacity to deliver justice across social groups. Enduring and inclusive representative parliaments formed when rulers could exercise power over the most powerful actors in the land and compel them to serve and, especially, to tax them. The language of rights deemed distinctive to the West emerged in response to more effectively imposed collective obligations, especially on those with most power.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2021
Authors: Deborah Boucoyannis
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-16279-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social theory
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Comparative politics
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Political economy
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > General
Books > History > World history > General
LSN: 1-107-16279-3
Barcode: 9781107162792

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