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

Poole, Thomas (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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0026-7961&...
Additional Information: © 2007 Wiley-Blackwell
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 09:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24295/

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