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The Making of Legal AuthorityNon-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective$
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Nils Jansen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199588763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.001.0001

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Textual Authorities: a Classification

Textual Authorities: a Classification

(p.81) Chapter 3 Textual Authorities: a Classification
The Making of Legal Authority

Nils Jansen

Oxford University Press

This chapter formulates — as a systematic summary of the previous two chapters and as a conceptual basis for the following final chapter — a more adequate, ideal-typical classification of different forms of textual legal authorities. This classification rests on an abstract conceptual distinction of political domination, or legislative authority, on the one hand and non-legislative, or professional, authority on the other hand.

Keywords:   legal text, legislation, codifications, judicial decisions, domination, professional authority

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