The Rule of Law: What Is It and Why Is It ‘Constantly on People's Lips’?



In this review of the late Tom (Lord) Bingham's last book on the Rule of Law I briefly note that the rule of law has become an increasingly normal trope of (global) politics, before setting out Bingham's characterisation of the norm itself. I then ask how we might explain the ascendance of the term (in light of Bingham's lack of interest in the issue), such that Bingham's book might find a mainstream non-academic publisher.

Bingham, T. (2010) The Rule of Law. London: Allen Lane.