Authority in Transnational Legal Theory

Authority in Transnational Legal Theory

Theorising Across Disciplines

Elgar Studies in Legal Theory

Edited by Roger Cotterrell and Maksymilian Del Mar

The increasing transnationalisation of regulation – and social life more generally – challenges the basic concepts of legal and political theory today. One of the key concepts being so challenged is authority. This discerning book offers a plenitude of resources and suggestions for meeting that challenge.

Concluding reflections: transnational futures of authority

Roger Cotterrell and Maksymilian Del Mar

Subjects: law - academic, legal philosophy, legal theory, public international law


This chapter concludes the volume, offering more speculative reflections on the central themes of the book, including whether a minimal conception of authority for the purposes of transnational legal theory is possible / desirable. The chapter also consider the various methodological challenges of theorising authority transnationally.

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