Legitimacy and the State
Conference Announcement

14-15 October 2016, Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney

Traditionally, legitimacy has been associated exclusively with states. But are states actually legitimate? And why should questions of legitimacy be about only them?

This conference focuses on these two questions. It will examine both critiques and defences of the legitimacy of the state, and will consider assumptions about the nature of authority that inform the usual focus of discussions of legitimacy on the state. Finally, the conference will enquire into the legitimacy of supranational institutions and law beyond the state.

These questions will be examined in papers by eleven distinguished academics, including Philip Pettit and Joseph Raz. Each paper will be introduced and discussed by commentator, to whom the author will have an opportunity to respond, before being discussed by all participants.

- Andreas Follesdal (University of Oslo)
- Martin Krygier (University of New South Wales)
- Mattias Kumm (New York University)
- Dr Cormac Mac Amhlaigh (University of Edinburgh)
- Fabienne Peter (University of Warwick)
- Philip Pettit (Princeton University and Australian National University)
- Jiri Priban (Cardiff University)
- Joseph Raz (Columbia University and King's College London)
- Nicole Roughan (National University of Singapore)
- Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney)
- Paul Weithman (University of Notre Dame)

- Dr Carlos Bernal (Macquarie University)
- Tom Campbell (Charles Sturt University)
- Fleur Johns (University of New South Wales)
- Ben Golder (University of New South Wales)
- Duncan Ivison (University of Sydney)
- Paul Patton (University of New South Wales)
- Dr Arie Rosen (University of Auckland)
- Dr Michael Sevel (University of Sydney)
- Dr Dale Smith (University of Melbourne)
- Adrienne Stone (University of Melbourne)
- Miguel Vatter (University of New South Wales)

REGISTRATION/FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information and to register, go to: http://sydney.edu.au/news/law/457.html?eventcategoryid=40&eventid=11345

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Posted 9/22/16