On Institutional Order

Neil MacCormick

in Institutions of Law

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780198267911
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191714832 | DOI:

Series: Law, State, and Practical Reason

 On Institutional Order

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This chapter begins with a discussion of queuing as a matter of purely informal normative order grounded in the social conventions of ordinary everyday life. It distinguishes between informal or conventional norms on the one hand, and on the other hand the explicit or implicit rules that may be introduced and established, or developed and recognized, by persons holding some position of authority. It then discusses institutional agencies and their role in the institutionalization of order.

Keywords: normative order; queuing; norms; institutions; positive law; institutional agencies; rules

Chapter.  8743 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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