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The Authority and Legitimacy of Law

Garrett Barden and Tim Murphy

in Law and Justice in Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592685
eISBN:
9780191595653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592685.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter distinguishes between two distinct modalities of authority. First, a ruler is said to be in ‘authority’ over his subject in that the ruler is entitled to command his subject who, ... More


Equality and Legitimacy

Wojciech Sadurski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545179
eISBN:
9780191719905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545179.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

It is often claimed — correctly, in the opinion of the author of this book — that a legitimate government must treat all citizens not just with a measure of concern but with equal concern. This ... More


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