Joshua Ben David Nichols (University of Victoria). The End(s) of Community: History, Sovereignty, and the Question of Law (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013).
"This book stems from an examination of how Western philosophy has accounted for the foundations of law. In this tradition, the character of the "sovereign" or "lawgiver" has provided the solution to this problem. But how does the sovereign acquire the right to found law? As soon as we ask this question we are immediately confronted with a convoluted combination of jurisprudence and theology."
—The End(s) of Community book jacket