My doctoral research concerns the relations between legal orders in European multi-level legal systems from the perspective of general jurisprudence (Working title: The Global Dimensions of Law: Reconsructing Theories of General Jurisprudence). In many contemporary legal systems domestic, international and transnational legal orders are overlapping and interconnected. The main aim of the research project is to explore and compare legal positivist, interpretivist and pragmatist accounts of the relations between legal orders.
By further developing these legal theories the strenghts and weaknesses of their accounts of the relations between legal orders can be assessed. Moreover, the research aims to analyze case law of domestic and international courts that touch upon the relations between legal orders with the three legal theories. Supervisors: prof. Sanne Taekema and prof. Wibren van der Burg
General jurisprudence, Transnational legal theory, Methodology of Legal Scholarship, Law and Society