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A Liberal Theory of International Justice

Andrew Altman and Christopher Heath Wellman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564415
eISBN:
9780191721434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564415.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This book advances a novel theory of international justice that combines the orthodox liberal notion that the lives of individuals are what ultimately matter morally with the putatively antiliberal ... More


International Criminal Law

Andrew Altman and Christopher Heath Wellman

in A Liberal Theory of International Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564415
eISBN:
9780191721434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564415.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The development of a system of international criminal law is especially important so that instances of widespread or systematic human rights abuses may be prosecuted before tribunals other than those ... More


Justice and Desert in Liberal Theory *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Scheffler identifies and interprets the core ideas in John Rawls's discussion of desert in A Theory of Justice. The conjunction of these ideas, which Scheffler terms the ‘Liberal Theory’ of desert, ... More


Law and Behavioral Morality

Nita A. Farahany

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses a new brand of moral philosophy called behavioral morality, particularly as it relates to the criminal law. Behavioral morality is a form of moral reasoning that focuses on the ... More


Civic Punishment

R. A. Duff and S. E. Marshall

in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190243098
eISBN:
9780190243104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243098.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter argues that in a democratic republic of free and equal citizens, criminal punishment can be adequately justified only if it can be portrayed as a civic duty that offenders ought to ... More


Democracy All the Way Down: Deliberative Democracy and Criminal Law: The Case of Social Protests

Roberto Gargarella

in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190243098
eISBN:
9780190243104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243098.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter, which has both descriptive and normative aims, explores possible connections between a particular theory of democracy, namely deliberative democracy, and the criminal law. The ... More


A Democratic Theory of Imprisonment

Peter Ramsay

in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190243098
eISBN:
9780190243104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243098.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The chapter provides a sketch of a democratic theory of imprisonment. It explains the failure of the liberal idea of proportionality to provide adequate limits on the severity of punishment. It ... More


A Case Study in Neuroscience and Responsibility

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses culpability and responsibility through a case study of Peder Tumkopf, whose brain tumor caused his pedophilic behaviors. The reporting doctors see this as “establishing ... More


Unequal Citizenship: Secular State, Religious Community, and Gender

Natasha Behl

in Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190949426
eISBN:
9780190949457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949426.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Chapter 3 focuses attention on women’s unequal experience of the Indian state through an examination of the debates surrounding the 2012 gang rape. Chapter 3 examines both the progressive political ... More


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