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Legal Authority beyond the State

Edited by: Patrick Capps, Henrik Palmer Olsen

ISBN13: 9781316640364
Published: January 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2018)
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In recent decades, new international courts and other legal bodies have proliferated as international law has broadened beyond the fields of treaty law and diplomatic relations. This development has not only triggered debate about how authority may be held by institutions beyond the state, but has also thrown into question familiar models of authority found in legal and political philosophy. The essays in this book take a philosophical approach to these developments, debates and questions. In doing so, they seek to clarify the relevant issues underpinning, as well as develop possible solutions to the problem of how legal authority may be constructed beyond the state.

  • Opens a crucial new area of inquiry into the nature of international law - a field of law with a growing influence on society
  • Links the study of legal authority to international law
  • Analyzes the background and implications of the proliferation of international bodies that have developed over the last two decades

Public International Law, International Criminal Law
Introduction - Patrick Capps and Henrik Palmer Olsen
1. The evolution of authority - Alan Brudner
2. The evolution of global authority - Patrick Capps
3. International courts and the building of legal authority beyond the state - Henrik Palmer Olsen
4. Semantic authority, legal change and the dynamics of international law - Ingo Venzke
5. Practical reason and authority beyond the state - John Martin Gillroy
6. Varieties of authority in international law – state-consent, international organisations, courts, experts and citizens - Inger-Johanne Sand
7. The legitimate authority of international courts and its limits – a challenge to Raz's service conception? - Andreas Follesdal
8. Consent, obligation, and the legitimate authority of international law - Richard Collins
9. The International Criminal Court: The New Leviathan? - Margaret Martin