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Securities against misrule and other constitutional writings for Tripoli and Greece [electronic resource] /
edited by Philip Schofield.
imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1990.
description
li, 326 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0198227256
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imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1990.
isbn
0198227256
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title on added t.p.: Constitutional law.
catalogue key
10180030
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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'In this interesting and accessible addition to the new Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, Philip Schofield brings together further important essays on constitutional theory ... The editorial standards of this volume are exemplary and Schofield is to be congratulated. It maintains the highstandards one has come to expect of the Bentham edition. This volume is important not only for Bentham scholars but for all those interested in the significance of constitutional ideas for political theory.'P.J. Kelly, Political Studies
"These essays and letters have been thoroughly researched and magnificently presented by Paul Schofield....Of particular interest to contemporary scholars will be Bentham's argument that the sole remedy to misrule in an monarchy is 'publicity.'...Excellent indexes of subjects and names concludes the volume."--Perspectives on Political Science
"These essays and letters have been thoroughly researched and magnificently presented by Paul Schofield....Of particular interest to contemporary scholars will be Bentham's argument that the sole remedy to misrule in an monarchy is 'publicity.'...Excellent indexes of subjects and names concludes the volume."-- Perspectives on Political Science
'The Volume provides, in a reliable form, a body of writings that is well worth the study of anybody who wants to understand Bentham's approach to constitutions and constitution-making.'Utilitas
'The Volume provides, in a reliable form, a body of writings that is well worth the study of anybody who wants to understand Bentham's approach to constitutions and constitution-making.'Utilitas'In this interesting and accessible addition to the new Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, Philip Schofield brings together further important essays on constitutional theory ... The editorial standards of this volume are exemplary and Schofield is to be congratulated. It maintains the high standards one has come to expect of the Bentham edition. This volume is important not only for Bentham scholars but for all those interested in thesignificance of constitutional ideas for political theory.'P.J. Kelly, Political Studies
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Summaries
Long Description
The writings collected in this volume make an important addition to The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. They lend credence to Bentham's claim that his ideas were appropriate 'for the use of all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions'. The essays, dating mainly from late 1822 and early 1823, are based exclusively on manuscripts, many of which have not been previously published. Turning his attention towards the Mediterranean basin, Bentham here attempts to legislate for one Islamic state, and offers advice to another in the process of throwing off Islamic rule. The Writings for Tripoli include the famous 'Securities against Misrule', in which Bentham draws up a constitutional charter with an accompanying explanation of its provisions. He also discusses the social, political, and religious institutions of the country, and proposes a scheme for the introduction of constitutional reform both there and in the other Barbary states. The Writings for Greece include a rare commentary on the first Greek constitution of 1822, and advice and warnings to the Greek legislators against the temptation of 'sinister appetites'. The main theme in both groups of writings is the efficacy of representative institutions and the publicity of official actions in preventing the abuse of government power.
Long Description
This is a collection of Bentham's essays, dating mainly from late 1822 and early 1823, concerning his attempts to draw up legislation for one Islamic state, and offer advice to another in the process of throwing off Islamic rule. The writings for Tripoli include the famous "Securities Against Misrule," as well as discussion of the social, political, and religious institutions of the country. The writings for Greece include a rare commentary on the first Greek constitution of 1822, and advice and warnings to the Greek legislators against the temptation of "sinister appetites." Both groups of writings emphasize the efficacy of representative institutions and the publicity of official actions in preventing the abuse of governmental power.
Main Description
The latest important addition to The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, these essays lend credence to Bentham's claim that his ideas were 'for the use of all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions'.
Main Description
The writings collected in this volume make an important addition to The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. They lend credence to Bentham's claim that his ideas were appropriate 'for the use of all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions'. The essays, dating mainly from late1822 and early 1823, are based exclusively on manuscripts, many of which have not been previously published. Turning his attention towards the Mediterranean basin, Bentham here attempts to legislate for one Islamic state, and offers advice to another in the process of throwing off Islamic rule. The Writings for Tripoli include the famous 'Securities against Misrule', in which Bentham draws up aconstitutional charter with an accompanying explanation of its provisions. He also discusses the social, political, and religious institutions of the country, and proposes a scheme for the introduction of constitutional reform both there and in the other Barbary states. The Writings for Greeceinclude a rare commentary on the first Greek constitution of 1822, and advice and warnings to the Greek legislators against the temptation of 'sinister appetites'. The main theme in both groups of writings is the efficacy of representative institutions and the publicity of official actions inpreventing the abuse of government power.
Table of Contents
Symbols and abbreviations
Editorial introduction
Writings For Tripoli
Some account of the state of Tripoli on the Barbary Coast in North Africa
Securities against misrule
Preliminary explanations
Letters from Jeremy Bentham and Hassuna D'Ghies to John Quincy Adams
Writings For Greece
Greece
Principles of legislation as to constitutional law
Jeremy Bentham to Greek legislators
Observations by an Englishman on a passage in Raffanel's Histoire des Tven
Tments de la GrTce
Constitutional code
Matter occasioned by Greece
Constitutional code
Index of subjects
Index of names
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