Jurisprudence, transnational legal theory, methodology of legal scholarship, law & society
My dissertation (The Intertwinement of Legal Orders: A Critical Reconstruction of Theories of Jurisprudence) concerns the intertwinement of legal orders in European Western liberal democracies from the perspective of jurisprudence. The main aim of the research is to critically reconstruct legal positivist, interpretivist and pragmatist accounts of the relations between legal orders. In the last part of the research, I offer a synthesis of interpretivist and pragmatist legal theories to explain the validity of legal norms and the authority of officials in intertwined legal orders. Supervisors: prof. Sanne Taekema and prof. Wibren van der Burg.
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