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Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence

Keith Culver and Michael Giudice


Analytical legal theories are increasingly sophisticated, yet their development is uneven. While admirably adapted to explaining the unitary law-state, they are poorly suited to characterizing new law-like phenomena. From international law to the new legal order of the European Union, to shared governance and overlapping jurisdiction in transboundary areas, what at least appear to be instances of legality are at best weakly explained by approaches that presume the centrality of legal system as the mark and measure of social situations fully worthy of the title of legality. What next, as phenom ... More

Keywords: general jurisprudence, legal system, legality, international law, European Union, non-state law, institutions, legal pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195370751
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Culver, author
UniverSud Paris

Michael Giudice, author
York University