Wherefore ‘Authority’? International Law and the Contest of Legal Cultures

Pauline Westerman, Kostiantyn Gorobets, Andreas Hadjigeorgiou (eds), Conceptual (De)Constructions of International Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Forthcoming 2022)

3 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2021

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Jörg Kammerhofer

University of Freiburg - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 26, 2021

Abstract

This is my commentary on Kostiantyn Gorobets' paper 'Peaks and Valleys: Contemplating Authority of International Law' in the same volume, available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3744058. It focuses on the notion of 'authority' in the paper and queries whether the focus on this concept in Anglo-Scandinavian jurisprudential debates is warranted. In particular, I criticise the implicit idea that that tradition’s structure of analysing (international) law is now the 'standard account' against which all particular approaches need to be measured.

Keywords: authority of law, international legal scholarship, HLA Hart, Joseph Raz, theory of legal scholarship, international law

Suggested Citation

Kammerhofer, Jörg, Wherefore ‘Authority’? International Law and the Contest of Legal Cultures (October 26, 2021). Pauline Westerman, Kostiantyn Gorobets, Andreas Hadjigeorgiou (eds), Conceptual (De)Constructions of International Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Forthcoming 2022), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3950294 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3950294

Jörg Kammerhofer (Contact Author)

University of Freiburg - Faculty of Law ( email )

D-79098 Freiburg
Germany

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