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On the Ethics of War and Terrorism

Uwe Steinhoff

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217373
eISBN:
9780191712470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book describes and explains the basic tenets of just war theory and gives a precise, succinct, and highly critical account of its present status and of the most important and controversial ... More


Conclusion

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

State capacity depends, most of all, of its democratic institutions. Only a strong and legitimate state will be able to provide good governance, individual and social justice, the guarantee of ... More


The New Separation of Powers: A Theory for the Modern State

Eoin Carolan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568673
eISBN:
9780191721588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568673.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This book develops a new model of the separation of powers theory for the administrative state. The traditional tripartite separation of powers theory does not reflect the way in which modern ... More


Conclusion

Rodney Barker

in Political Legitimacy and the State

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198274957
eISBN:
9780191684104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198274957.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides general conclusions on the study of legitimacy: firstly, a non-normative, descriptive or taxonomic account of legitimacy is worthwhile; secondly, there is a point in separating, ... More


Legitimate Authority

Uwe Steinhoff

in On the Ethics of War and Terrorism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217373
eISBN:
9780191712470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217373.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that contrary to the tradition of just war theory, every single individual is a legitimate authority and has, under certain circumstances, the right to declare war on others or ... More


Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy

Tom Farer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534722
eISBN:
9780191715891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534722.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This book brings together and subjects to critical scrutiny the core controversies connected to the so-called ‘War on Terror’: When is it legitimate and prudent to use force? Is torture ever ... More


Libertarianism without Inequality

Michael Otsuka

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243952
eISBN:
9780191598142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of this book is to vindicate left‐libertarianism, a political philosophy which combines stringent rights of control over one's own mind, body, and life with egalitarian rights of ownership of ... More


Political Community

Chandran Kukathas

in The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257546
eISBN:
9780191599705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925754X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the nature of the state and political community, and the basis of legitimate authority. It defines community to be able to offer an account of political community. It aims to ... More


Legitimate Diversity: The New Challenge of European Integratio n

Fritz W. Sccharpf

in The State of the European Union, 6: Law, Politics, and Society

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199257409
eISBN:
9780191600951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925740X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Illustrates why the present institutional framework of the EU is no longer able to face new policy challenges. Provides an overview of general modes of EU policy‐making and then addresses concrete ... More


Sperm Donation and Adoption

Marcia C. Inhorn

in The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148885
eISBN:
9781400842629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148885.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how the vast majority of Muslims, both Sunni and Shia, reject both sperm donation and adoption as solutions to male infertility and childlessness. In the Arab countries, sperm ... More


Liberal Quotidian Practices of World Ordering

Kimberly Hutchings

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter enquires into liberalism and its alleged ethnocentrism and discrimination between liberal and illiberal practices and subjects. It asks how it is possible for liberal order to be both ... More


Children

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of laws concerning legitimate and illegitimate offspring. It then discusses the legal capacities of children under civil law, governance of the father, ... More


The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism

Timothy Shanahan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635290
eISBN:
9780748652884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635290.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Is terrorism ever morally justified? How should historical and cultural factors be taken into account in judging the morality of terrorist acts? What are the ethical limits of state ... More


American Trade with Cabo Verde and Guiné, 1820s–1850s: Exploiting the Transition from Slave to Legitimate Commerce

GEORGE E. BROOKS

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

From the 1820s there was a surge in American commerce with western Africa, slave and legitimate, many of the vessels sailing via Cabo Verde. Collaboration between legitimate traders and slave traders ... More


‘Legitimate’ Traders, the Building of Empires, and the Long-Term After-Effects in Africa

MARIKA SHERWOOD

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter tries to find answers to some important questions regarding ‘legitimate trade’. While the 1807 Act made trading in enslaved Africans illegal, was it legitimate to trade in African ... More


Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory

Nicole Roughan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671410
eISBN:
9780191751783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671410.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book offers a novel theory of legitimate authority to explain interactions and relationships between state, transnational, international, or other pluralist legal orders. It argues that such ... More


Legitimate Expectations in Administrative Law

Soren Schønberg

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299479
eISBN:
9780191685705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299479.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book is the first systematic study of the principle of ‘legitimate expectations’ in administrative law to appear in the English language. The notion of reasonable or legitimate expectations has ... More


International Constitutional Review

Karen J. Alter

in The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154749
eISBN:
9781400848683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154749.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes four additional case studies of international courts (ICs) reviewing state practices. In their constitutional review role, ICs hold international and state actors accountable to ... More


Left Behind:: Understanding State Fragility

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by considering the origins and motivations of contemporary concern with state weakness (or fragility), and the analytical shortcomings of current paradigms. It then provides ... More


Analytical Tools to Understand and Evaluate Democratic Authority and Rule of Law Institutionalization after War

Richard J. Ponzio

in Democratic Peacebuilding: Aiding Afghanistan and other Fragile States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594955
eISBN:
9780191725562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594955.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 1 builds directly on the Introduction by defining the main features of this study's conceptual framework, including qualitative and quantitative measurement tools. Specifically, it juxtaposes ... More


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