The legal traditions of the world contain large amounts of information relating to human conduct as well as a large amount of theory, or at least second-order information, about themselves and the relations which each of them have with other traditions. This chapter discusses the multiplicity of traditions, normativity in legal traditions, and sustaining diversity in law.
This chapter discusses the procedures for the adoption of legislative and other normative measures in the EU. It touches on a wide variety of subjects: forms of legal act; law-making competences and choice of procedure; the delegation of normative powers; and the application of the constitutional principles of conferral, subsidiarity, and proportionality. A number of more abstract matters are also covered, such as the hierarchy of norms and the ‘democratic deficit’.