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Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory

Nicole Roughan


This book offers a novel theory of legitimate authority to explain interactions and relationships between state, transnational, international, or other pluralist legal orders. It argues that such plurality of law should be explained and evaluated by reference to plurality of legitimate authority, rather than formal doctrines or constitutional rules which are likely to be overlapping or even conflicting. This book argues, however, that existing state-centric accounts of authority cannot adequately explain plurality of legitimate authority – the presence of multiple legitimate authorities over t ... More

Keywords: authority, legitimate, relative authority, jurisprudence, transnational law, international law, constitutional pluralism, legal pluralism, conflict, relationships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199671410
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Roughan, author
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore; Research Fellow, New Zealand Centre for Public Law