The judges and their Whigs: The mirage of the rule of law in South Africa

The judges and their Whigs: The mirage of the rule of law in South Africa

… [T]he depiction of the highest courts, as the ultimate protector of rights, is at the same time distinctively romantic, and false. The state, in the accurate analysis of Max Weber, is the holder of the monopoly of legitimate force, which includes violence. The legitimate wielders of force are not only the security agencies of…

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