Textual Authorities: a Classification

Nils Jansen

in The Making of Legal Authority

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199588763
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723315 | DOI:
 Textual Authorities: a Classification

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This chapter formulates — as a systematic summary of the previous two chapters and as a conceptual basis for the following final chapter — a more adequate, ideal-typical classification of different forms of textual legal authorities. This classification rests on an abstract conceptual distinction of political domination, or legislative authority, on the one hand and non-legislative, or professional, authority on the other hand.

Keywords: legal text; legislation; codifications; judicial decisions; domination; professional authority

Chapter.  4872 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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