Lectures on the Relation between Law and Public Opinion in England during the Nineteenth Century

By A. V. Dicey
Edited and with an Introduction by Richard VandeWetering


This volume brings together a series of lectures A. V. Dicey first gave at Harvard Law School on the influence of public opinion in England during the nineteenth century and its impact on legislation. Dicey’s lectures were accurate as a reflection of the anxieties felt by turn-of-the-century Benthamite Liberals in the face of Socialist and New Liberal challenges.

A. V. Dicey (1835–1922) was an English jurist, Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University, and author of, among other works, The Law of the Constitution.

Richard VandeWetering is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario.


Dec 2007 | 6 x 9 | 456 Pages

Introduction to the Liberty Fund edition, editor's note, prefaces to the first and second editions, introduction to the second edition, index.


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