Subverting sovereignty's voluntarism: pluralism and subsidiarity in cahoots

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dc.contributor.author Cahill, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-11T12:19:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-11T12:19:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-25
dc.identifier.citation Cahill, Maria (2018) 'Subverting sovereignty's voluntarism: pluralism and subsidiarity in cahoots', in Davies, G. and Avbelj, M. (eds.) Research Handbook on Legal Pluralism and EU Law. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 22–38. doi: 10.4337/9781786433091.00008 en
dc.identifier.startpage 22 en
dc.identifier.endpage 38 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781786433084
dc.identifier.isbn 9781786433091
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9630
dc.identifier.doi 10.4337/9781786433091.00008 en
dc.description.abstract Sovereignty's lingering commitment to voluntarism and the limitations of the voluntarist approach are exposed by the crisis of authority represented by contradictory claims to ultimate authority on the part of the Court of Justice and national courts. Whilst it is uncontroversial to assert that both pluralism and subsidiarity pose significant challenges to state sovereignty, this chapter argues that pluralism and subsidiarity not only threaten sovereignty because they allow for the re-allocation of authority to institutions other than those of the nation state but also because they call into question sovereignty's fundamental assumption that authority is dominated by will to the neglect of countervailing considerations. They offer solutions to this crisis of authority which finally tackle the problem of voluntarism, by deflecting focus away from the will and towards the good (higher moral principles), towards reasoned dialogue and towards a spirit of co-operation. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Edward Elgar Publishing en
dc.relation.ispartof Research Handbook on Legal Pluralism and EU Law
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786433091
dc.rights © 2018, Maria Cahill. Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher. en
dc.subject Sovereignty en
dc.subject Voluntarism en
dc.subject Court of Justice en
dc.subject Pluralism en
dc.subject Subsidiarity en
dc.subject Authority en
dc.subject Reasoned dialogue en
dc.subject Co-operation en
dc.title Subverting sovereignty's voluntarism: pluralism and subsidiarity in cahoots en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Maria Cahill, School of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: maria.cahill@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2020-02-11T12:06:16Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.placepublication Cheltenham, United Kingdom en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress maria.cahill@ucc.ie en


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