Trevor N. Wedman

Inverting the Norm

Law as the Form of Common Practice
[Die Umkehrung der Norm. Recht als Form der gemeinsamen Praxis.]
2022. XII, 179 pages.
DOI 10.1628/978-3-16-161717-1
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Trevor N. Wedman shows that sovereignty, subjectivity and normativity, or the sovereign, the subject and the (legal) norm are three wholly interdependent concepts: the meaning of each of these concepts entails the other two. The title Inverting the Norm refers to an attempt at switching our perspective on legal normativity from top-down to bottom-up. The law is our reflected, and thus sovereign, form of common practice.

Rechtstheorie - Legal Theory (RTh)