The Authority of the State and the Authority of Law

  • H. Krabbe


As was pointed out in the Introduction, the modern idea of the state came to dominate political practice, while political theory still maintained the old view of the state derived from absolutism. Theory has not taken account of the change in the relations between rulers and subjects which has gradually come about during the last half century, or at least has not done so adequately.


Political Theory Legal Person Political Practice Modern Idea Personal Authority 
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© Martinus Nijhoff 1921

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Krabbe
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  1. 1.University of LeydenLeydenUSA

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