Desire for an autonomous social life of law, a life that dares speak to the supreme power, and even arrest its exercise, has always animated the work of lawpersons, legal theorists especially among them. In this work, David Dyzenhaus and his eminent colleagues insist that this is a rational desire summoning the futures, or the fates, of the 'unity of public law'. The diversely framed disciplinary traditions fragments it through specialisms labelled variously as the constitutional, administrative, public international, and international human rights law. The idea of the 'unity of public law' is expressed here at many levels. Upendra Baxi The Law and Politics Book Review November 2004 Professor David Dyzenhaushas edited this superlative work, consisting of 17 finely-tuned essays, by as many renowned contributorsThis collection of essays is suffused with comparative law and it resonates with integrated analysis, poise and erudition. It ought to be required reading for all Judges and senior public officials. Gerard McCoy New Zealand Law Journal December 2004 .the book is a celebration, of common law philosophy, flexibility and durability.a collection of uniformly well-written and informative essays. Patrick Birkinshaw Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal vol.4 no.2 winter 2004
About the Author
David Dyzenhaus is Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto.