The decline of socialism and the rise of the welfare state
Labor unions and employment
Taxation and redistribution
The monetary framework
Housing and town planning
Agriculture and natural resources
Education and research
Postscript: why I am not a conservative.
From the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry to president Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus package to the highly controversial passage of federal health-care reform, conservatives and concerned citizens alike have grown increasingly fearful of big government. Enter Nobel Prize-winning economist and political theorist F. A. Hayek, whose passionate warning against empowering states with greater economic control, "The Road to Serfdom, " became an overnight sensation last summer when it was endorsed by Glenn Beck. The book has since sold over 150,000 copies. The latest entry in the University of Chicago Press's series of newly edited editions of Hayek's works, "The Constitution of Liberty" is, like "Serfdom, " just as relevant to our present moment. The book is considered Hayek's classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty, ideals that he believes have guided--and must continue to guide--the growth of Western civilization. Here Hayek defends the principles of a free society, casting a skeptical eye on the growth of the welfare state and examining the challenges to freedom posed by an ever expanding government--as well as its corrosive effect on the creation, preservation, and utilization of knowledge. In opposition to those who call for the state to play a greater role in society, Hayek puts forward a nuanced argument for prudence. Guided by this quality, he elegantly demonstrates that a free market system in a democratic polity--under the rule of law and with strong constitutional protections of individual rights--represents the best chance for the continuing existence of liberty. Striking a balance between skepticism and hope, Hayek's profound insights are timelier and more welcome than ever before. This definitive edition of "The Constitution of Liberty" will give a new generation the opportunity to learn from his enduring wisdom. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Originally published in 1960, The Constitution of Liberty delineates and defends the principles of a free society and traces the origin, rise, and decline of the rule of law. Casting a skeptical eye on the growth of the welfare state, Hayek examines the challenges to freedom posed by an ever expanding government as well as its corrosive effect on the creation, preservation, and utilization of knowledge. In distinction to those who confidently call for the state to play a greater role in society, Hayek puts forward a nuanced argument for prudence. Guided by this quality, he elegantly demonstrates that a free market system in a democratic polity-under the rule of law and with strong constitutional protections of individual rights-represents the best chance for the continuing existence of liberty. Striking a balance between skepticism and hope, Hayek's profound insights remain strikingly vital half a century on. This definitive edition of The Constitution of Liberty will give a new generation the opportunity to learn from Hayek's enduring wisdom. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
As the international community debates the current conflict in Iraq, scholars and legal experts are re-examining lessons learned years ago. This volume includes discussions of the unlawfulness of the 1991 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the lawfulness of the international community response, and the Iraqi arguments made at the time against the military response. Topics covered include alternate enforcement mechanisms and maintaining peace and safety in the region. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The elusive goal of the rule of law in South Korea / by Jongryn Mo
The constitution should not be tampered with / by Lee Hoi-Chang
Uneasy about rule of law : reconciling constitutionalism and "participatory democracy" / by Hahm Chaihark
The two tales of South Korean presidency : imperial but imperiled presidency / by Hoon Jaung
How does democracy reduce money politics? : competition versus the rule of law / by Jongryn Mo
The formulation of rule of law in corporate governance / by Joongi Kim
The rule of law and competition policy in Korea : transition from a developmental state to a market economy / by Wonhyuk Lim
Institutionalizing property rights in Korean capitalism : a case study on the listing of the Samsung life / by Sang-young Rhyu.
Expert contributors examine the challenges of fully implementing the rule of law in South Korea's fledgling democracy and market economy. The expert contributors detail the obstacles that must be overcome, such as corruption in politics and corporate governance and a deep-rooted cultural indifference to the rights of the individual, and offer suggestions on what can--and what should not--be done. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Rome, Italy : NATO Defense College, Research Division, c2009.
Book — 86 p. ; 21 cm.
This paper provides an analysis of the ongoing stabilization and state-building process in Afghanistan with a focus on rule of law. The paper situates rule of law reform within the framework of the broader stabilization and state-building effort in Afghanistan. The authors analyze if and how the internationally supported and implemented strategies for rule of law reform are contributing to the promotion of rule of law in Afghanistan.