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Political Obligations

George Klosko

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256204
eISBN:
9780191602351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256209.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Provides a full defence of a theory of political obligation on the basis of the principle of fairness (or fair play). The book responds to the most important objections and extends a theory-based on ... More


Retributivism I: Fair Play Theory

Matt Matravers

in Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295730
eISBN:
9780191599828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295731.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A recent attempt to revive retributive theories of punishment, pioneered by Herbert Morris and Jeffrie Murphy, argues that punishment restores the balance of benefits and burdens in a society; a ... More


The Plural Subject Theory of Political Obligation

Margaret Gilbert

in A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199274956
eISBN:
9780191603976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274959.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The plural subject theory of political obligation is brought up against the tests proposed in Chapter 3, and compared and contrasted with several other theories, including those that invoke ... More


Being FAIR: Another Key Anglo Value and Its Cultural Underpinnings

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Fairness is one of the most important values in modern Anglo culture and native speakers of English, including scholars, often assume that “fairness” is a universal human concept. This chapter shows ... More


Malum Prohibitum and Retributivism *

Douglas Husak

in The Philosophy of Criminal Law: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585038
eISBN:
9780191723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585038.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Familiar attempts to justify the punishment of criminals often presuppose that they have committed a malum in se offense. This chapter critically investigates what might justify punishing persons who ... More


Hobbesian Skepticism

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846153
eISBN:
9780199933389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter challenges “realist” skepticism about the applicability of fairness in a politically decentralized global economy. It argues that trade relations are not a situation of anarchy that ... More


Structural Equity

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846153
eISBN:
9780199933389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter elaborates the idea of “structural equity,” seen as the central fairness issue in international economic practice. It presents a deontological and contractualist conception of equity in ... More


Legal Duty and Political Obligation

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter evaluates and rejects the claim that judges have a moral duty to adhere to the law because they are legally obligated to do so (a thesis suggested, but not conclusively defended, in ... More


The Burdens of Benefit

Ruth C. A. Higgins

in The Moral Limits of Law: Obedience, Respect, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265671
eISBN:
9780191699092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265671.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter looks at whether fairness might supply the defects of consent theory and better capture the nature of political bonds. It also sets out necessary conditions for the application of the ... More


Coalitional Effects on Reciprocal Fairness in the Ultimatum Game: A Case from the Ecuadorian Amazon

John Q. Patton

in Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199262052
eISBN:
9780191601637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262055.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Data are reported from an Ultimatum Game played in the community of Conambo, in a remote corner of the Ecuadorian Amazon, in the summer of 1998. The Conambo comprise two ethnic/political groups (the ... More


Fair Play and Cooperative Practices

Richard Dagger

in Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problems of Punishment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199388837
eISBN:
9780199388851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199388837.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The moral principle at the foundation of the theory developed in this book is sometimes called the principle of fairness and sometimes the principle of fair play. In this chapter, I argue for the ... More


Political Obligation as Fair Play: Elaboration and Defense

Richard Dagger

in Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problems of Punishment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199388837
eISBN:
9780199388851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199388837.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

One aim of this chapter is to fill out the account of the fair-play theory of obligation sketched in previous chapters. In particular, I show how respect for the rule of law is an integral feature of ... More


Decency

Paul Langford

in Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter talks about decency and modesty in the view of the English people. It reveals that any act that is ‘problematic, suggesting moral weakness, and having a tendency to disproportionate and ... More


Malum Prohibitum and Retributivism

Douglas Husak

in Defining Crimes: Essays on The Special Part of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269228
eISBN:
9780191710100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269228.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter expands the analysis of the special part of criminal law by including mala prohibita offenses. It critically discusses the few attempts undertaken by legal philosophers to explain why ... More


Playing Fair with Imprisonment

Richard Dagger

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/9780190243098.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate that the principle of fair play provides a helpful way of addressing the problem of mass incarceration and of dampening the tendency to penal populism. In ... More


Sport and the British: A Modern History

Richard Holt

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852298
eISBN:
9780191670541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This history goes beyond the great names and moments to explain how British sport has changed since 1800, and what it has meant to ordinary people. It shows how the way we play reflects not just our ... More


Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problems of Punishment

Richard Dagger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199388837
eISBN:
9780199388851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199388837.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Is there a general obligation to obey the laws of a reasonably just polity? Is there any justification for imposing suffering, in the form of punishment, on those who break the law? Political and ... More


Law and Order: Some Implications

MATTHEW H. KRAMER

in In Defense of Legal Positivism: Law Without Trimmings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264834
eISBN:
9780191705229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264834.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This closing chapter takes up the question whether every legal mandate, simply by dint of its status as such a mandate, imposes a pro-tanto moral obligation to comply with its terms. In delivering a ... More


Introduction

Richard Dagger

in Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problems of Punishment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199388837
eISBN:
9780199388851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199388837.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This book aims to develop a unified theory of political obligation and the justification of punishment that takes its bearings from the principle of fair play. Much has been written on each of these ... More


“The Injustice of Internment”: Expanding Coalitions in the Internment Era

Sarah M. Griffith

in The Fight for Asian American Civil Rights: Liberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041686
eISBN:
9780252050350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041686.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, liberal Protestants leveraged their influence among officials in the War Relocation Authority to launch their most powerful attack to date on anti-Japanese ... More


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