ISBN : 9780198822509
How can legal authority be explained beyond the sovereign state? Roughan argues that instances of transnational and international law, along with overlapping constitutional orders, should be regarded as having shared, interdependent, and relative authority.
Part I: Authority and Plurality
2 Understanding Authority
3 Plural Authorities and Inter-Authority Relationships
4 Plurality of Authority in Legal/Constitutional Theory
Part II: The Puzzles of Plural Authority
5 Compatible and Complementary Relationships
6 Actual and Apparent Conflict
Part III: A Pluralist Conception of Authority
7 A Conjunctive Justification
8 'Relative Authority'
9 The Relative Authority of Law: 'Pluralist Jurisprudence'
Part IV: Relative Authority in International, Transnational (and) Constitutional Law
10 Relative Authority in Public International Law and Transnational Law
11 Understanding Europe: from Constitutional Pluralism to Relative Authority
12 Relative Authority Inside the State
13 A Case Study in Relative Authority: Crown-Maori Relationships in New Zealand