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This preliminary material presents the table of contents, notes on contributors and an introduction for the book Rule of Law and Democracy: Inquiries into Internal and External Issues. In this book, which develops a special issue of "Comparative Sociology", scholars from different disciplines deal with the import, problems and virtues of the rule of law in a contemporary society. The rule of law generates contestations especially when it has to be squared with democracy, the social or welfare state, fundamental rights, and even when it is appealed to outside the national State.

Keywords: comparative sociology; contemporary society; democracy; law



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