Today the concept of the rule of law as a government of laws and not a government of men is inherent in democracy. It has gone beyond the specialized realm of legal doctrine. In fact, the very conceptualization of the rule of law predates the emergence and establishment of democratic politics. Euro-American history traces the origin of the rule of law back to the ancient Greeks and later to the events and the illustrious figures that contributed to the foundation of British constitutionalism. Aristotle and Plato (400–300 b.c.e.) argued that ...

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