The Official Point of View and the Official Claim to Authority

Show simple item record Roughan, Nicole 2022-06-19T21:28:45Z 2022-06-19T21:28:45Z 2018-04-30
dc.identifier.citation (2018). Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 38(2), 191-216.
dc.identifier.issn 0143-6503
dc.description.abstract This article argues for the revision of two devices used in contemporary jurisprudence to explain the normativity of law. Both the idea that law claims authority and the notion that law either has or is represented by agents with an internal point of view rely upon descriptive or conceptual accounts of legal officials. In contrast, this article advocates a focus on what it is about officials that makes their conduct normatively significant, and argues that the role of official is created by normative social practices which generate and then carry standing as a special kind of agency. That idea of officials is then used to argue for an account of law's normativity in which the official role entails occupation of an 'official point of view', from which an 'official claim to authority' holds law out as authoritative for subjects whilst committing its officials to the pursuit of its legitimacy.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
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dc.subject 1801 Law
dc.subject 2203 Philosophy
dc.title The Official Point of View and the Official Claim to Authority
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/ojls/gqy010
pubs.issue 2
pubs.begin-page 191
pubs.volume 38 2022-05-23T04:13:53Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 216
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 741051 Law Faculty Administration Law
dc.identifier.eissn 1464-3820
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-05-23 2018-04-30

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