Part I. A life in law and politics. 1. The cosmopolitan local / Neil Walker Pt. II. The seven big themes in MacCormick's legal and political theory. 2. MacCormick on MacCormick / Neil MacCormick Pt. III. The limits of law. 3. Juridification from below: the dynamics of MacCormick's institutional theory of law / Lars Christian Blichner - 4. Reform and tradition: changes and continuities in Neil MacCormick's concept of law / Massimo La Torre - 5. The master rule, normativity, and the institutional theory of law / Stefano Bertea Pt. IV. Jurisprudence. 6. Some reflections on the relationship between law and morality-Neil MacCormick's point of view / Marina Lalatta Costerbosa - 7. Legal judgment and moral reservation / Jeremy Waldron - 8. Are we beyond sovereignty? The sovereignty of processes and the democratic legitimacy of the European Union / Tanja Hitzel-Cassagnes Pt. V. Legal argumentation. 9. Coherence and post-sovereign legal argumentation / Flavia Carbonell Pt. VI. The Constitution(s) of the European Union. 10. Legal pluralism in the European Union / Martin Borowski - 11. From constitutional pluralism to a pluralistic constitution? Constitutional synthesis as a MacCormickian constitutional theory of European integration / Agustín José Menéndez Pt. VII. Post-sovereign nationalism. 12. Nation-states vs. nation-regions in the post-sovereign European polity / Joxerramon Bengoetxea - 13. Nationalism, patriotism and diversity-conceptualising the national dimension in Neil MacCormick's post-sovereign constellation / John Erik Fossum.
Includes index. Includes revised and updated papers from a workshop organised at the University of Bergen, 7-9 November 2007.
K3171 .L392 2011
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