More than 2,500 years ago, Plato wrote of a utopia ruled by Nomos, the God of Law, while his student Aristotle asked whether it was better for a king to rule according to law or rule according to discretion. The Rule of Law continues to be important as a normative ideal, and scholars argue for its definition, its boundaries, and its value. But it has also become important as a topic of behavioral research, as scholars ask under what conditions law rules, and what concrete social differences may be expected from the Rule of Law. This category provides content and links related to the Rule of Law, both normative/philosophical (see Normative subcategory) and positive/behavioral (see Positive subcategory). Those interested more specifically in Law and Development, and in Legal Institutions are invited to examine Society:Law:Law and Development and Society:Law:Legal Institutions.
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