The Resource International law and legitimacy : a critical assessment, Javier Alexis Galán Ávila

International law and legitimacy : a critical assessment, Javier Alexis Galán Ávila

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International law and legitimacy : a critical assessment
Title
International law and legitimacy
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a critical assessment
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Javier Alexis Galán Ávila
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eng
Summary
Legitimacy has become an increasingly important topic within international law. The reasons behind this recent surge in the interest of the justification of authority are intimately related to the transformations that the international legal order is undergoing. From a consensual normative order, centred on interstate relations, international law has evolved into a complex, dense normative framework encompassing subject-areas that seemed alien to international law not so long ago. The increasing influence of international law has sparked an intense discussion about the suitability of the conventional legitimacy basis. In particular, due to the direct impact of international law norms on individuals in areas previously covered by national law, a legitimacy gap has opened, making the legitimation of international law a pressing concern. This dissertation offers a critical account of legitimacy and its use in international law. On the conceptual side, the dissertation illustrates the broadness of the concept and analyses some of the reasons for why legitimacy is highly contested and for why these disagreements are unlikely to disappear. On the descriptive side, the thesis questions the often presumed link between legitimacy and the stability of a social arrangement - the international legal order in this case - by examining alternative explanations and by contesting the idea of legitimacy as a matter of individual beliefs. As a way forward, the dissertation offers an alternative reading of legitimacy, which proposes a shift of focus from legitimacy to legitimation, moving from the static to a dynamic perspective. In contrast to existent explanations, this account is not centred on ascertaining whether a certain social arrangement is legitimate or not, but rather on describing and analysing the means through which actors attempt to expand or restrict the permissible boundaries of action
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Galán Ávila, Javier Alexis
Date time place
Defence date: 2 February 2016
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (LAW), 2016.
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • International law
  • Effectiveness and validity of law
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International law and legitimacy : a critical assessment, Javier Alexis Galán Ávila
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/39005
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Publication
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Examining Board: Professor Nehal Bhuta, European University Institute; Professor Wouter G. Werner, VU University Amsterdam; Professor Damiano Canale, Bocconi University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-198)
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FIEb17806963
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 198 pages
System control number
(OCoLC)937549476
Label
International law and legitimacy : a critical assessment, Javier Alexis Galán Ávila
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/39005
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Nehal Bhuta, European University Institute; Professor Wouter G. Werner, VU University Amsterdam; Professor Damiano Canale, Bocconi University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-198)
Control code
FIEb17806963
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 198 pages
System control number
(OCoLC)937549476

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