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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


Education for Justice

Matthew Clayton

in Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199268948
eISBN:
9780191603693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268940.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter offers an account of political or citizenship education. It argues that a central feature of citizenship education in a liberal society is the development of a sense of justice, and the ... More


Political Obligation and the Natural Duties of Justice

George Klosko

in Political Obligations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256204
eISBN:
9780191602351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256209.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In recent years, certain theorists, most notably John Rawls, have attempted to establish general political obligations based on so-called ‘natural duties of justice’. However, because natural duties ... More


The Commitment to Justice

Allen Buchanan

in Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198295358
eISBN:
9780191600982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295359.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Begins the task of laying the foundations for a justice‐based theory of international law, and presents three main arguments. The first argument is that justice should be a primary moral goal of the ... More


Multiple Principles of Political Obligation

George Klosko

in Political Obligations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256204
eISBN:
9780191602351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256209.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Scholars who doubt the existence of general political obligations typically criticize and reject theories of obligation on the basis of individual moral principles, for example, consent, fairness, or ... More


Justification and Legitimacy

Jonathan Quong

in Liberalism without Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594870
eISBN:
9780191723513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594870.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter argues that liberal perfectionism lacks a convincing account of political legitimacy, that is, an account of how the liberal state gains the moral right to rule. Perfectionists, the ... 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


Practical Reasons and Judicial Use of Force

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/9780195342291.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents an account of judicial authority based on the natural rights and duties of judges. In a state of nature, individuals have duties of nonmaleficence, samaritan rights, and rights ... More


Humanist versus associativist approaches to global equality

Pablo Gilabert

in From Global Poverty to Global Equality: A Philosophical Exploration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639717
eISBN:
9780191739033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639717.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter starts the exploration and arbitration of the debate between humanist and associativist accounts of global egalitarianism. Section 6.1 introduces the distinction between the two ... More


Justice and Democracy

Candice Delmas

in A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190872199
eISBN:
9780190872229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872199.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 uses the natural duty of justice—which requires supporting just institutions—to defend a duty to resist injustice in basically legitimate states. It develops a typology of injustice ranging ... More


Cosmopolitanism: Liberal and Otherwise

David A. Reidy

in Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism: Critiques, Defenses, Reconceptualizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678426
eISBN:
9780191757839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678426.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter seeks to draw out of Rawls’s The Law of Peoples the deep structure and unarticulated assumptions of a distinctively liberal cosmopolitanism, in the tradition of “liberalisms of freedom,” ... More


Fair Play and Its Rivals

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/9780199388837.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Proponents of the fair-play theory of political obligation face challenges not only from those who reject or discount the possibility of political obligations, such as philosophical anarchists, but ... More


The Significance of Solidarity

Benjamin L. McKean

in Disorienting Neoliberalism: Global Justice and the Outer Limit of Freedom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190087807
eISBN:
9780190087838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087807.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter argues that bringing about egalitarian justice under neoliberal circumstances requires being disposed to solidarity with others who are also subject to unjust institutions. When unjust ... More


National Constitutionalism

Liav Orgad

in The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199668687
eISBN:
9780191748721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668687.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter suggests a two—stage process for regulating immigration and access to citizenship. In the first stage, immigrants would have to accept basic liberal—democratic principles as a ... More


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