Martin Krygier’s Passion for the Rule of Law (and His Virtues)

R. Janse*, Nick Cheesman

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Why did Martin Krygier become a rule of law guy? This Introduction to a SpecialIssue of the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, which consists of 33 short essayscelebrating Krygier as a colleague, mentor and friend, discusses some of the factors which prompted him to develop a distinct and infuential body of work on therule of law over the past three decades: the rule of law revival, especially in Centraland Eastern Europe; his involvement with Philip Selznick; and his dialogue withother prominent theorists, including Gianluigi Palombella and Jeremy Waldron. TheIntroduction gives a sense of the importance of Krygier’s personal background andhistory, and it also discusses some of the key features of his theory, and how thesehave developed over the past decades.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-276
Number of pages22
JournalHague Journal on the Rule of Law
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2019


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