Law and Legitimacy

Edited by: Per Andersen, Cecilie Eriksen, Bjarke Viskum

In many ways, the crucial point about law is the question of whether the law is legitimate, as this ensures that the citizens of a society (voluntarily) obey the law. This book is an anthology arising from an interdisciplinary investigation into the relationship between law and legitimacy. The collection offers a variety of new perspectives and discusses a range of issues, including the legitimacy of the international criminal court, the EU's regulation of smoking and tobacco, and the protection of consumers. The book's contributors draw not only on legal sources in their investigations, but also on philosophy, history, and sociology for a truly interdisciplinary approach. Contents include: Introduction to Law and Legitimacy * From Jean Bodin to Michael Boss: On Legitimacy and Legitimacy Crises in a Historical Perspective * In the Name of the Law: How Consistency Can Enhance Legal Legitimacy * The International Criminal Court and the Legitimacy of Exercise * Towards Legitimacy in Above-National Rule-Making: Procentralization in Multi-Stakeholder Public Regulation * Consumer Protection and the Internal Market * In Search of Legitimacy in Regulating Tobacco and Smoking. [Subject: Law, Legal Philosophy]

Publication Date: 6/16/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788757433197