New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

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Inaugural Conference of International Society for Public Law, June 2014


This paper was delivered as the keynote address at the inaugural conference of the International Society for Public Law, in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, on 26 June, 2014. It develops an understanding of public law that takes seriously both the idea of public governance and the idea of individual parties as members of the public. And it outlines an understanding of the rule of law that matches these public-spirited conceptions.

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private property, public administration, public law, republicanism, rule of law