Article title After the Short Twentieth Century: the Global Career of the Rule of Law
Name of magazine Scientific journal «Philosophy of Law and General Theory of Law» (Ukrainian language)
Issue 2/2013
Сторінки [155-175]
Annotation Why is the rule of law such a hot topic today all around the world? This article suggests that: 1) the global career of the concept only began late last century, because the ideological conflict between communism and liberal capitalism left no space for it earlier; 2) space became available for rhetoric of the rule of law to emerge because of ideological exhaustion late in that century; 3) Its career soared after and because of the ignominious and complete end of European communism and apparent triumph of liberal democracy; 4) However, that was not the «end of history» — either in general or for the global career of the rule of law. The article ends with a few conjectures on developments that might shape the future of that career.
Keywords Rule of Law, Human Rights, communism, liberalism, ideological exhaustion, apolitical politics, global '89, moral minimalism, end of history, no one's world.