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Eight centuries on from Magna Carta, upholding the rule of law remains a challenge on both sides of the Atlantic

Oliver, Tim and Lacatus, Cora (2015) Eight centuries on from Magna Carta, upholding the rule of law remains a challenge on both sides of the Atlantic. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Jul 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last month marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, an agreement between King John of England and feudal Barons, which played a key part in establishing values we know today such as the right to a fair trial and equality under the law. Tim Oliver and Cora Lacatus look at the historical and continuing importance of Magna Carta for both Europe and the U.S., writing that its precedent has played a role in fuelling political change in the form of the American and French revolutions as well as the setting up of human rights conventions in the aftermath of the Second World War. In light of concerns over U.S. aggressive foreign policy and the increasing power of multinationals, they argue that the anniversary of Magna Carta provides a reminder of the ongoing struggle to uphold the rule of law on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JX International law
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 10:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63097

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