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Book Review: Choice and the Legal Order: Rising above Politics , by Norman D. Lewis. (Butterworths, London, 1996)

Book Review: Choice and the Legal Order: Rising above Politics , by Norman D. Lewis.... BOOK REVIEWS Norman D. Lewis, Choice and the Legal Order: Rising above Politics (Butterworths, London, 1996) xvi + 203 pp, ISBN 0-406-05050-3, pb £25.95 This latest addition to the Law in Context series is a very ambitious work. It takes as its starting point the observation that 'choice has become the ruling political sentiment in recent years', and is an attempt to explore the implications for the legal order of embracing choice as the fundamental value of government and politics. However, Lewis is keen to distance himself from the vision of choice offered by the New Right even though that has strongly influenced political developments, including changes in the machinery of government, both in the United Kingdom and in other countries in recent years. He is also somewhat sceptical of the specific political programmes and institutional reforms through which the idea of choice has been translated into practice in the UK by the Thatcher and Major Governments since 1979, although he concedes that some of their initiatives may be welcomed. Lewis's vision of choice is avowedly more communitarian, less individualistic than that of the New Right. However, his objection to the policy and institutional developments of the last http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Public Law Kluwer Law International

Book Review: Choice and the Legal Order: Rising above Politics , by Norman D. Lewis. (Butterworths, London, 1996)

European Public Law , Volume 3 (2) – Apr 1, 1997

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BOOK REVIEWS Norman D. Lewis, Choice and the Legal Order: Rising above Politics (Butterworths, London, 1996) xvi + 203 pp, ISBN 0-406-05050-3, pb £25.95 This latest addition to the Law in Context series is a very ambitious work. It takes as its starting point the observation that 'choice has become the ruling political sentiment in recent years', and is an attempt to explore the implications for the legal order of embracing choice as the fundamental value of government and politics. However, Lewis is keen to distance himself from the vision of choice offered by the New Right even though that has strongly influenced political developments, including changes in the machinery of government, both in the United Kingdom and in other countries in recent years. He is also somewhat sceptical of the specific political programmes and institutional reforms through which the idea of choice has been translated into practice in the UK by the Thatcher and Major Governments since 1979, although he concedes that some of their initiatives may be welcomed. Lewis's vision of choice is avowedly more communitarian, less individualistic than that of the New Right. However, his objection to the policy and institutional developments of the last

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Published: Apr 1, 1997

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