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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


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


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


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


Democratic Authority and Rule of Law Formation in Afghanistan during and after the Bonn Agreement Period

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/9780199594955.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The understudied gap in conceptions of authority between Afghans and their foreign counterparts and what it means for international peacebuilding in the Afghan context are considered in Chapter 4. ... More


Political Authority and Political Obligation 1

Stephen Perry

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 2

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679829
eISBN:
9780191760051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679829.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the most fundamental power that legal systems claim for themselves, which is the power to impose obligations. It argues that that the value-based conception of a moral power, ... 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


The Future of Afghanistan and International Peacebuilding

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/9780199594955.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The concluding Chapter 6 synthesizes research and its connection with the broader peacebuilding and democratization literature. With special reference to Afghanistan's political transition from 2001 ... More


Legitimate Authority *

Joseph Raz

in The authority of law: Essays on law and morality

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253457
eISBN:
9780191681400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253457.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The notion of authority is one of the most controversial concepts found in legal and political philosophy. It has been included in the discussion of legitimate forms of social organization and ... More


Civil wars

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 4 turns to instances where individuals' rights are violated by victims' own regime — in other words, to civil wars. The chapter shows that civil wars—which, incidentally, are consistently ... More


Political Society as a Voluntary Association

Michael Otsuka

in Libertarianism without Inequality

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243952
eISBN:
9780191598142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243956.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Offers a reconstruction of John Locke's voluntaristic theory of legitimate political authority with the aim of overcoming the following two problems with tacit consent via residence: that it fails to ... More


Introduction

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/9780198274957.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter focuses on the importance of studying political legitimacy. It also provides a brief overview of the concepts of legitimacy and legitimate authority and discusses three ... More


Introduction

Nicole Roughan

in Authorities: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Transnational Legal Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671410
eISBN:
9780191751783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671410.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the two key questions of the book: when can authority be legitimate in circumstances of its plurality; and whether/how relationships between authorities can affect or even ... More


Claims of Legal Authorities and ‘Expressions of Intention’: The Limits of Philosophy of Language

Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0042
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter shows the importance of authorities' claims in shaping and creating the law according to the ‘guise of the good’ model. It also shows that an investigation into the philosophy of ... More


Introduction

Alexander Brown

in A Theory of Legitimate Expectations for Public Administration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198812753
eISBN:
9780191851926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812753.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Section I tries to identify some of the hallmarks of legitimate expectations, as a general concept, and to say something as to how it might be contrasted from the concept of reasonable expectations. ... More


Left‐Libertarianism Versus Liberal Egalitarianism

Michael Otsuka

in Libertarianism without Inequality

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243952
eISBN:
9780191598142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243956.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Explains why Lockean voluntarism, even when remedied of the problems discussed in Ch. 5, might be criticized by liberal egalitarians on the following grounds: it allows for the legitimacy of highly ... More


Democracy, Migration, and International Institutions

Thomas Christiano

in Immigration, Emigration, and Migration: NOMOS LVII

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479860951
eISBN:
9781479811151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860951.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends two main theses. First, it argues that there is a source of legitimate authority in migration decisions, but that it lies primarily in international society. International ... More


Law’s Claim of Legitimate Authority

Kenneth Einar Himma

in Morality and the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198723479
eISBN:
9780191790089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723479.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter determines whether the Authority Thesis is true. The Authority Thesis is based on the idea of a conceptual truth that law claims legitimate authority and hence that it is a conceptual ... More


Intention, Politics, and War as Peacemaking

Joseph E. Capizzi

in Politics, Justice, and War: Christian Governance and the Ethics of Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198723950
eISBN:
9780191791253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Chapter Two argues for the central place of the ad bellum criterion of “right intention” in the just war ethic. It does this by claiming “right intention” maintains the relationship of politics to ... More


Subsistence wars

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 claims that violations of subsistence rights (to the material resources we need to lead a minimally decent life) provide victims with a just cause for war, partly because severe mass ... More


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