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Tilting at windmills?: truth and illusion in “The Political Constitution"

Poole, Thomas ORCID: 0000-0001-9721-7502 (2007) Tilting at windmills?: truth and illusion in “The Political Constitution". Modern Law Review, 70 (2). pp. 250-277. ISSN 0026-7961

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-2230.2007.00636.x


This article examines the constitutional scholarship of John Griffith. Centring on Griffith's seminal article ‘The Political Constitution’, the analysis reveals a more complex and pessimistic thinker than the standard image of Benthamite radical would allow. The article then examines the cogency of Griffith's vision – particularly his thesis that rights discourse ‘corrupts’ law and politics – against recent developments. It concludes by reflecting on Griffith's radical debunking style.

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Additional Information: © 2007 Wiley-Blackwell
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 09:50
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 13:27

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