Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory

2014.10.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicole Roughan, Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory, Oxford University Press, 2013, 288pp.,
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2014.10.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicole Roughan, Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory, Oxford University Press, 2013, 288pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199671410. Reviewed by Patrick Taylor Smith, Stanford University Our world is increasingly populated by a diverse constellation of legal and political agents. This order, in part generated by the growth of international governance and globalization, is sometimes cooperative, sometimes conflict-ridden, and oftentimes both simultaneously. Despite this multiplicity, these legal and political actors still claim authority over their subjects. This book aims to show that a pluralistic system of legitimate political and legal authority is possible, desirable, and fairly common in our world. Those who come to it looking for a substantive account of legitimate authority or for principles of justice that might regulate global governance institutions will come away. . .

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