Traditionally, legitimacy has been associated exclusively with states. But are states actually legitimate? And in light of the legalization of international norms why should discussions of legitimacy focus only on the nation-state? The essays in this collection examine the nature of legitimacy, the legitimacy of the state, and the legitimacy of supranational institutions.
The collection begins by asking: What sort of problem is legitimacy? Part I considers competing theories, in particular the work of John Rawls. Part II looks at the legitimacy of state apparatus, its institutions, officials, and the rule of law, and the future of state sovereignty. Part III expands the scope of legitimacy beyond the state to supranational institutions and international law.
Written by theorists of considerable standing, the essays in this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of law, politics and philosophy looking for ways of approaching the problem of how extra-territorial affairs affect a state's written and unwritten agreements with its citizens in a world where laws and norms with legal effect are increasingly made beyond the state.
Wojciech Sadurski, Michael Sevel and Kevin Walton: Introduction
Part One: Theory of Legitimacy
1: Philip Pettit: The Control Theory of Legitimacy
2: Fabienne Peter: Legitimate Political Authority and Expertise
3: Paul Weithman: Another Voluntarism: John Rawls on Political Legitimacy
Part Two: Legitimacy of the State
4: Joseph Raz: The Future of State Sovereignty
5: Nicole Roughan: The Legitimacy of Whom?
6: Martin Krygier: The Rule of Law and State Legitimacy
7: Jiri Priban: The Nation State's Legitimation in Post-National Society: A Social Systems Perspective of Values in Legality and Power
Part Three: Legitimacy Beyond the State
8: Wojciech Sadurski: Conceptions of Public Reason in the Supranational Sphere and Legitimacy Beyond Borders
9: Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Who's Afraid of Suprastate Constitutional Theory? Two Reasons to be Sceptical of the Sceptics
10: Michael Sevel: Perfectionist Liberalism and the Legitimacy of International Law
11: Andreas Follesdal: Legitimacy Criticisms of International Courts: Not only Fuzzy Rhetoric?
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.26
Weight (kg): 0.61