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Beyond Camelot : rethinking politics and law for the modern state, Edward L. Rubin

Label
Beyond Camelot : rethinking politics and law for the modern state
Title
Beyond Camelot
Title remainder
rethinking politics and law for the modern state
Statement of responsibility
Edward L. Rubin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book argues that many of the basic concepts that we use to describe and analyze our governmental system are out of date. Developed in large part during the Middle Ages, they fail to confront the administrative character of modern government
  • These concepts, which include power, discretion, democracy, legitimacy, law, rights, and property, bear the indelible imprint of this by-gone era's attitudes, and Arthurian fantasies, about governance. As a result, they fail to provide us with the necessary tools for understanding, critiquing and improving the government we actually possess
  • Beyond Camelot explains the causes and character of this failure, and then proposes a new conceptual framework, drawn from management science and engineering, which describes our administrative government more accurately, and identifies its weaknesses instead of merely bemoaning its modernity
  • This book's proposed framework envisions government as a network of connected units that are authorized by superior units and that supervise subordinate ones. Instead of using inherited, emotion-laden concepts like democracy and legitimacy to describe the relationship between these units and private citizens, it directs attention to the particular interactions between these units and the citizenry, and to the mechanisms by which government obtains its citizen's compliance. Instead of speaking about law and legal rights, it proposes that we address the way that the modern state formulates policy and secures its implementation. Instead of perpetuating outdated ideas that we no longer really believe about the sanctity of private property, it suggests that we focus on the way that resources are allocated in order to establish markets as our means of regulation. Highly readable, Beyond Camelot offers an insightful and provocative discussion of how we must transform our understanding of government to keep pace with the transformation that government itself has undergone
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubin, Edward L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC11
LC item number
.R83 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • State, The
  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Bureaucracy
  • Rule of law
  • United States
Label
Beyond Camelot : rethinking politics and law for the modern state, Edward L. Rubin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-453) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 22.
  • Protection of Individual Interests
  • p. 323
  • Part I.
  • The
  • Structure of Government
  • p. 37.
  • 2.
  • From Branches to Networks
  • p. 39.
  • The
  • Government as Body and Branches
  • The
  • p. 39.
  • The
  • Modern Image of a Network
  • p. 48.
  • Applying the Network Model
  • p. 56.
  • 3.
  • From Power and Discretion to Authorization and Supervision
  • p. 74.
  • Power and Discretion
  • Thesis
  • p. 74.
  • Authorization and Supervision
  • p. 91.
  • The
  • Microanalysis of Intra-Governmental Relations
  • p. 96.
  • 4.
  • From Democracy to an Interactive Republic
  • p. 110.
  • The
  • p. 1.
  • Pre-Modern Concept of Democracy
  • p. 110.
  • Electoral Interaction
  • p. 120.
  • Administrative Interaction
  • p. 131.
  • 5.
  • From Legitimacy to Compliance
  • p. 144.
  • The
  • The
  • Pre-Modern Concept of Legitimacy
  • p. 144.
  • The
  • Compliance Model
  • p. 160.
  • The
  • Large-Scale Application of the Compliance Model
  • p. 171.
  • Part II.
  • Legal Operations
  • Method
  • p. 189.
  • 6.
  • From Law to Policy and Implementation
  • p. 191.
  • Law and Regularity
  • p. 191.
  • Policy and Implementation
  • p. 203.
  • The
  • Morality of Policy and Implementation
  • p. 12.
  • p. 214.
  • 7.
  • From Legal Rights to Causes of Action
  • p. 227.
  • The
  • Concept of Legal Rights
  • p. 227.
  • Causes of Action
  • p. 237.
  • Causes of Action v. Legal Rights
  • The
  • p. 246.
  • 8.
  • From Human Rights to Moral Demands on Government
  • p. 260.
  • Natural Rights and Human Rights
  • p. 260.
  • The
  • Concept of Moral Demands on Government
  • p. 268.
  • The
  • Administrative State
  • Content of Moral Demands on Government
  • p. 287.
  • 9.
  • From Property to Market-Generating Allocations
  • p. 296.
  • Property as Control
  • p. 296.
  • Market-Generating Allocations
  • p. 308.
  • The
Control code
54881853
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 471 pages
Isbn
9780691118086
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004045860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Beyond Camelot : rethinking politics and law for the modern state, Edward L. Rubin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-453) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 22.
  • Protection of Individual Interests
  • p. 323
  • Part I.
  • The
  • Structure of Government
  • p. 37.
  • 2.
  • From Branches to Networks
  • p. 39.
  • The
  • Government as Body and Branches
  • The
  • p. 39.
  • The
  • Modern Image of a Network
  • p. 48.
  • Applying the Network Model
  • p. 56.
  • 3.
  • From Power and Discretion to Authorization and Supervision
  • p. 74.
  • Power and Discretion
  • Thesis
  • p. 74.
  • Authorization and Supervision
  • p. 91.
  • The
  • Microanalysis of Intra-Governmental Relations
  • p. 96.
  • 4.
  • From Democracy to an Interactive Republic
  • p. 110.
  • The
  • p. 1.
  • Pre-Modern Concept of Democracy
  • p. 110.
  • Electoral Interaction
  • p. 120.
  • Administrative Interaction
  • p. 131.
  • 5.
  • From Legitimacy to Compliance
  • p. 144.
  • The
  • The
  • Pre-Modern Concept of Legitimacy
  • p. 144.
  • The
  • Compliance Model
  • p. 160.
  • The
  • Large-Scale Application of the Compliance Model
  • p. 171.
  • Part II.
  • Legal Operations
  • Method
  • p. 189.
  • 6.
  • From Law to Policy and Implementation
  • p. 191.
  • Law and Regularity
  • p. 191.
  • Policy and Implementation
  • p. 203.
  • The
  • Morality of Policy and Implementation
  • p. 12.
  • p. 214.
  • 7.
  • From Legal Rights to Causes of Action
  • p. 227.
  • The
  • Concept of Legal Rights
  • p. 227.
  • Causes of Action
  • p. 237.
  • Causes of Action v. Legal Rights
  • The
  • p. 246.
  • 8.
  • From Human Rights to Moral Demands on Government
  • p. 260.
  • Natural Rights and Human Rights
  • p. 260.
  • The
  • Concept of Moral Demands on Government
  • p. 268.
  • The
  • Administrative State
  • Content of Moral Demands on Government
  • p. 287.
  • 9.
  • From Property to Market-Generating Allocations
  • p. 296.
  • Property as Control
  • p. 296.
  • Market-Generating Allocations
  • p. 308.
  • The
Control code
54881853
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 471 pages
Isbn
9780691118086
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004045860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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