Source Norms and Self-Regulated Institutions
Title: Source Norms and Self-Regulated Institutions
Publisher: European University Institute
Series/Report no.: EUI LAW; 2007/35
In this paper we shall focus on an important class of constitutive norms, which we shall call source-norms, namely those norms establishing what norms, on basis of what properties, validly belong to a normative system. Institutions including their own source-norms – here called Self-Regulated Institutions – are able to incorporate dynamically and autonomously new (old) norms in their normative system. After describing these concepts, we shall present a formal model of source-norms built by exploiting the PRATOR system for defeasible argumentation and we shall try to apply it to electronic institutions.
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