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Law And Sovereignty

Abstract:

How is it possible that the idea of sovereignty still features in legal and political philosophy? Most contemporary political philosophers have little use for the idea of unlimited or absolute power, which is how sovereignty is normally defined. A closer look at sovereignty identifies two possible accounts: sovereignty as the fact of power or sovereignty as a title to govern. The first option, which was pursued by John Austin s command theory of law, leads to an unfamiliar view of law and the...

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10.1007/s10982-010-9077-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
LAW AND PHILOSOPHY
Volume:
29
Issue:
5
Pages:
535-569
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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EISSN:
1573-0522
ISSN:
0167-5249
URN:
uuid:384aadee-35da-48cd-8ee5-6f9554737e18
Source identifiers:
300337
Local pid:
pubs:300337
Language:
English

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