Legal Powers and Validity

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

 Legal Powers and Validity

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This chapter presents an account of power and immunity. It discusses law as enabling and the concept of defeasibility. It then considers immunity, defined as the most accepted term for the correlative position of the person whose position is not susceptible to the envisaged change.

Keywords: power; immunity; law; validity; defeasibility

Chapter.  7674 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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