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The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

David P. Gauthier

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents the most plausible reading of Thomas Hobbes's moral and political theory based on his book, Leviathan. Hobbes constructs a political theory that bases unlimited political authority ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Jennifer M. Welsh (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The issue of humanitarian intervention has generated one of the most heated debates in international relations over the past decade, for both theorists and practitioners. At its heart is the alleged ... More


Introduction

Jennifer M. Welsh

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Three main themes emerge from this edited collection. First, there has been an increased incidence of intervention for humanitarian purposes since the end of the Cold War. In these cases, the alleged ... More


Theorizing Global Representative Agency: Non‐Electoral Authorization and Accountability

Terry MacDonald

in Global Stakeholder Democracy: Power and Representation Beyond Liberal States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199235001
eISBN:
9780191715822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235001.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that establishing legitimate representative agency in global politics does not require election mechanisms, of the kind that are employed to identify legitimate representatives ... More


Instituting Global Representative Agency: The Authorization and Accountability of NGOs

Terry MacDonald

in Global Stakeholder Democracy: Power and Representation Beyond Liberal States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199235001
eISBN:
9780191715822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235001.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers how non-electoral mechanisms of authorization and accountability might function in practice in contemporary global politics. In doing so, it examines some possible pathways for ... More


Input Legitimacy

Simona Piattoni

in The Theory of Multi-level Governance: Conceptual, Empirical, and Normative Challenges

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199562923
eISBN:
9780191721656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562923.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

”Input legitimacy“ is an important legitimating factor in EU decision‐making. This chapter explores the normative argument for input legitimacy by analyzing three input dimensions: authorization, ... More


The Bible

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212460
eISBN:
9780191707193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212460.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Bible consists of small units, woven together into ‘books’ which were put together into the two Testaments, which were put together into one Bible. The meaning of the sentences of a unit depends ... More


The Issue of Objectivity

John Foster

in A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Under canonical idealism, the sensory organization, in the framework of certain other factors, constitutively creates the physical world by disposing things to appear systematically worldwise at the ... More


Multi-level Governance of Genetically Modified Organisms in the European Union: Ambiguity and Hierarchy

Maria Lee

in The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542482
eISBN:
9780191594342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542482.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Authority for the regulation of GMOs in the European Union is far from straightforward. Profound and long-lasting disagreement over the proper role for agricultural biotechnology led to legislation ... More


Theory of Authorization

David P. Gauthier

in The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter suggests that the political doctrine of Leviathan represents a major advance in Thomas Hobbes's thinking, one which depends almost entirely on the introduction of the concept of ... More


The Power of the Purse

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

In Parliament, the initiative in tax and expenditure proposals rests exclusively with the government. The Budget, presented to the Commons every spring, reviews the economy, public finances, and ... More


Horatian Lyric and Metaphorical Truths

Michéle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter moves beyond the previous one in attempting to unify aestheticizing and sociological approaches to Horace's language of performance and performativity. The rhetoric of inability in the ... More


The Persian Period: Textuality of Persian-Sponsored Returnees

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Once again, this chapter opens with a historical survey of the Persian period (including brief treatment of the order of Ezra and Nehemiah) and discussion of the question of broader Persian ... More


The Uniqueness of Leviathan: Authorizing Poets, Philosophers, and Sovereigns

Ted H. Miller

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reinterprets the significance assigned to two of the aforementioned elements that most interpreters already agree make Leviathan unique: the addition of a doctrine of authorization and ... More


Conclusion: Problems with the Market for Force

James Pattison

in The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199639700
eISBN:
9780191756085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter summarizes the problems of private military force by providing an account of the general problems with a global market for force.


The New Law of Third Party Enforcement

Christine Bell

in On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199226832
eISBN:
9780191710261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226832.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The third area of the peace agreement practice that international law can claim to regulate is their role for third parties. Third party roles in implementing peace agreements straddle different ... More


Collective Countermeasures

Mary Ellen O'Connell

in The Power and Purpose of International Law: Insights from the Theory and Practice of Enforcement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368949
eISBN:
9780199871100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368949.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International organizations or other established groups of states also take countermeasures in response to international law violations. One category of such measures is to enforce the rules of the ... More


From Political Detectives to Gestapo, 1933–1934

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Routinization works best when one has distance, as at a bureaucrat's desk. When one has direct contact with the victims, the key process involves dehumanization. Abstraction, dehumanization, and ... More


The Right of the People to a Democratic State: Reflections on a Passage in Althusius

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Nowadays the doctrine of popular sovereignty is usually ignored. If it is taken note of and understood, it is usually rejected, either because its implicit ontology is unacceptable to those of a ... More


Accounting for the Political Authority of the State

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

One of the central projects of political philosophy has been to account for the authority of the state over its citizens and over those non-citizens living or traveling within its territorial ... More


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