The Intelligibility of Extralegal State Action: A General Lesson for Debates on Public Emergencies and Legality
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Legal Theory 16 (3):161-189 (2010)
Some legal theorists deny that states can conceivably act extra-legally, in the sense of acting contrary to domestic law. This position finds its most robust articulation in the writings of Hans Kelsen, and has more recently been taken up by David Dyzenhaus in the context of his work on emergencies and legality. This paper seeks to demystify their arguments and, ultimately, contend that we can intelligibly speak of the state as a legal wrongdoer or a legally unauthorized actor.
|Keywords||jurisprudence legality extralegal state state action duty-imposing rule power-conferring rule David Dyzenhaus Philip Pettit Hans Kelsen|
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