The Bill of Rights:'Icons' of Liberty and Law in the Early Twenty-First Century
作者: Kayman
作者单位: 1Cardiff University
刊名: Law and Humanities, 2011, Vol.5 (2)
来源数据库: Hart Pub Journal
原始语种摘要: What sort of text is a Bill of Rights? The desire for a new foundational law manifested by the major political parties in the UK in the first decade of the 21st century expressed a crisis in Britain's identity as a land of liberty grounded in a distinctive national system of unwritten law. This historically uncharacteristic faith in the capacity of written law to advance freedom draws attention to the symbolic value that can be seen to attach to texts when they are themselves visible images of what they are held to represent, and which is invoked in contemporary parlance by the term 'iconic'. How, then, does an 'iconic' legal text ask to be read? As the term itself suggests, the question of relations between writing and the visual raises that of the relations between law and religion....
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