Rule of law versus soft rule of law

Translated title of the contribution: Rule of law versus soft rule of law

Rubén Méndez Reátegui, Oscar Sumar Albujar

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This article refers to a theoretical revision of the term Rule of Law and the concept of soft rule of law. It focuses on human rights as an essential element of the Rule of Law, the interaction between democracy and the challenges faced by the Rule of Law in a consolidated democracy. Finally, as an example, it introduces a brief reflection on the current institutional problems of Peru and Ecuador, pertinent for a better understanding of the interactions between the Rule of Law and the Soft Rule of Law.

Translated title of the contributionRule of law versus soft rule of law
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-397
Number of pages23
JournalRevista de Derecho Politico
Issue number109
StatePublished - Sep 2020


  • Comparative constitutional studies
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Property rights
  • Rule of law
  • Soft rule of law


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