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Cambridge studies in constitutional law ; 4.
Janet McLean explores how the common law has personified the state and how those personifications affect and reflect the state's relationship to bureaucracy, sovereignty and civil society, the development of public law norms, the expansion and contraction of the public sphere with nationalization and privatization, state responsibility and human rights. Treating legal thought as a variety of political thought, she discusses writers such as Austin, Maitland, Dicey, Laski, Robson, Hart, Griffith, Mitchell and Hayek in the context of both legal doctrine and broader intellectual movements.
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Formatted Contents Note
Searching for the state From state as official to state as machine : unifying political will Sovereign, state and corporation : political theory and analytical jurisprudence Civil society : the English fellowships, the state, and the origins of welfare The private life of the state : the Crown and the public sphere Public law without a state : the new administrative justice No rights against the state : government wrong-doing and the common law Privatization, deregulation and reconceiving of the state Rights against the state.