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See detailThe Idea of Relative Authority in European and International Law
Venzke, Ingo; Mendes, Joana UL

in International Journal of Constitutional Law (2018), 16(1), 75-100

The present contribution reacts to concerns about the legitimacy of supra- and international public authority by introducing the idea of relative authority. It argues that public authority is relative ... [more ▼]

The present contribution reacts to concerns about the legitimacy of supra- and international public authority by introducing the idea of relative authority. It argues that public authority is relative, first, in the sense that the exercise of authority by one actor always stands in relation to others and, second, that the allocation of authority should be informed by the legitimacy assets that different actors can bring into the governance process. It develops an argument in favor of a specific, articulated allocation of public authority. Like other legal approaches to global governance it is inspired by domestic legal theory and thinking. It distinguishes itself through its focus on questions of institutional choice: Who should do what in European and international law? While ideas of the separation of power face an uphill battle in the variegated institutional settings on the European and even more so international level, the core normative program embedded in this idea provides traction. The contribution offers the idea of relative authority as a core part of an argumentative framework to critique and help justify the exercise of supra- and international public authority. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroduction: The Idea of Relative Authority in European and International Law
Mendes, Joana UL; Venzke, Ingo

in Mendes, Joana; Venzke, Ingo (Eds.) Allocating Authority: Who Should Do What in European and International Law? (2018)

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See detailAllocating Authority: Who Should Do What in European and International Law?
Mendes, Joana UL; Venzke, Ingo

Book published by Hart Publishing (2018)

The question of which European or international institution should exercise public authority is a highly contested one. This new collection offers an innovative approach to answering this vexed question ... [more ▼]

The question of which European or international institution should exercise public authority is a highly contested one. This new collection offers an innovative approach to answering this vexed question. It argues that by viewing public authority as relative, it allows for greater understanding of both its allocation and its legitimacy. Furthermore, it argues that relations between actors should reflect the comparative analysis of the legitimacy assets that each actor can bring into governance processes. Put succinctly, the volume illustrates that public authority is relative between actors and relative to specific legitimacy assets. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars in the field, it offers a thought-provoking and rigorous analysis of the long debated question of who should do what in European and international law. [less ▲]

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