Competing Conceptions of Subsidiarity

In this article, PluriCourts director Andreas Føllesdal  discusses different conceptions of subsidiarity. He argues that instead of one principle of subsidiarity, there are different conceptions with varying institutional implications.

PluriCourts director Andreas Føllesdal discusses different theories of subsidiarity in this new article. He argues that instead of a single principle of subsidiarity, there are different conceptions. These conceptions vary in their normative plausibility and have different institutional implications.

Føllesdal identifies four theories and traditions, which are then discussed in relation to U.S. federalism, debates in Europe about the EU and the European Court of Human Rights, and international law.

The article "Competing Conceptions of Subsidiarity" is published in Federalism and Subsidiarity, edited by James E. Fleming and Jacob T. Levy (New York University Press, 2014). The book is a part of the NOMOS - American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy series.


Tags: Human Rights
Published June 19, 2014 2:47 PM - Last modified Aug. 10, 2016 12:48 PM