Philosophical Anarchism and Political Obligation


Author: Magda Egoumenides

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441124454

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Political obligation refers to the moral obligation of citizens to obey the law of their state and to the existence, nature, and justification of a special relationship between a government and its constituents. This volume in the Contemporary Anarchist Studies series challenges this relationship, seeking to define and defend the position of critical philosophical anarchism against alternative approaches to the issue of justification of political institutions. The book sets out to demonstrate the value of taking an anarchist approach to the problem of political authority, looking at theories of natural duty, state justification, natural duty of justice, fairness, political institutions, and more. It argues that the anarchist perspective is in fact indispensable to theorists of political obligation and can improve our views of political authority and social relations. This accessible book builds on the works of philosophical anarchists such as John Simmons and Leslie Green, and discusses key theorists, including Rousseau, Rawls, and Horton. This key resource will make an important contribution to anarchist political theory and to anarchist studies more generally.

Rethinking Political Obligation

Moral Principles, Communal Ties, Citizenship


Author: D. Mokrosinska,Dorota Mokrosi?ska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025034

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 7615

What are the grounds for and limits to obedience to the state? This book offers a fresh analysis of the debate concerning the moral obligation to obey the state, develops a novel account of political obligation and provides the first detailed argument of how a theory of political obligation can apply to subjects of an unjust state.

Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought


Author: Paul Barry Clarke,Joe Foweraker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136908633

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

View: 3366

Containing almost 200 entries from 'accountability' to the 'Westminster model' the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought explores all the ideas that matter to democracy past, present and future. It is destined to become the first port-of-call for all students, teachers and researchers of political science interested in democratic ideas, democratic practice, and the quality of democratic governance. The Encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of all the key concepts of democratic thought written by a stellar team of distinguished international contributors. The Encyclopedia draws on every tradition of democratic thought, as well as developing new thinking, in order to provide full coverage of the key democratic concepts and engage with their practical implications for the conduct of democratic politics in the world today. In this way, it brings every kind of democratic thinking to bear on the challenges facing contemporary democracies and on the possibilities of the democratic future. The Encyclopedia is global in scope and responds in detail to the democratic revolution of recent decades. Referring both to the established democratic states of Western Europe, North America and Australasia, and to the recent democracies of Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and Asia, classical democratic concerns are related to new democracies, and to important changes in the older democracies. Supplemented by full bibliographical information, extensive cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought is a unique work of reference combining the expertise of many of the world's leading political scientists, political sociologists and political philosophers. It will be welcomed as an essential resource for both teaching and for independent study, and as a solid starting point both for further research and wider exploration.

Isaiah Berlin

The Journey of a Jewish Liberal


Author: A. Dubnov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137015721

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 3390

This study offers an intellectual biography of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin. It aims to provide the first historically contextualized monographic study of Berlin's formative years and identify different stages in his intellectual development, allowing a reappraisal of his theory of liberalism.

A Theory of Justice


Author: John RAWLS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674017726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 607

View: 1680

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

Intellectual Property Rights in China

Politics of Piracy, Trade and Protection


Author: Gordon C.K Cheung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134217870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 5706

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement is so rampant in China that counterfeit goods - from general household merchandise, garments and media consumables to specialist products including pharmaceutical products and super computer chips - can be found in roadside stalls, markets, shops, department stores and even laboratory of leading universities. If allowed to continue these infringements may further engender a socially accepted culture of ‘fakeness’ that may seriously hamper innovation and economic progress. Gordon C. K. Cheung uses the case of intellectual property rights (IPR) to examine how and to what extent market forces and knowledge development affect the relationships of China and the world, especially the United States. Including detailed original statistics and data collected from Chinese provinces and cities and in-depth interviews with legal experts and policy makers, this book gives a unique insight into the opportunities and challenges that China faces as it increasingly becomes part of the global society. Intellectual Property Rights in China is a stimulating read for anyone studying Chinese Business and International Political Economy.

Political Obligation


Author: John Horton

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

View: 3404

How should we understand the relationship between citizens and governments, and what are the obligations of citizens? In this substantially revised new edition of an influential text, John Horton challenges dominant theories by offering an 'associative' account focusing particularly on what it is to be a member of a political community.

The Metaphysics of Self-Realisation and Freedom

The Liberal Socialism of Thomas Hill Green


Author: Colin Tyler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

View: 4058

This first part of Colin Tyler’s new critical assessment of the social and political thought of T.H. Green (1836–1882) explores the grounding that Green gives to liberal socialism. Tyler shows how, for Green, ultimately, personal self-realisation and freedom stem from the innate human drive to construct a bedrock of fundamental values and commitments that can define and give direction to the individual’s most valuable potentials and talents. This book is not only a significant contribution to British idealist scholarship. It highlights also the enduring philosophical and ethical resources of a social democratic tradition that remains one of the world’s most important social and political movements, and not least across Britain, Europe, North America, India and Australia. Dr Colin Tyler is Reader in Politics at the University of Hull and joint convenor of the Centre for British Idealism.

Bentham on Liberty

Jeremy Bentham's Idea of Liberty in Relation to His Utilitarianism


Author: Douglas G. Long

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Author: Tim Gray

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 5944

Issues in Political Theory


Author: Catriona McKinnon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199217007

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

View: 3938

This is a unique political theory textbook that invites students to apply the concepts they encounter to real world politics. Each chapter includes a 2,000 word case study to highlight the theories that have been discussed. The lucid and elegant contributions by leading thinkers enables engagement with the subject at its sharp end without any compromise in accessibility. This is essential reading for all political theory students from beginners onwards. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by the following resources: Student Site: Case studies for each chapter Annotated web links for each chapter Links to journal articles Instructor Site: Essay questions, seminar questions and activities

Democratic Governance in India

Challenges of Poverty, Development and Identity


Author: Niraja Gopal Jayal,Sudha Pai

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9780761995562

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 5458

`[Democratic Governance in India] is a useful aid to understanding society and politics in contemporary India' - Democratization `This book... should generate great interest among a large consituency of the students of democratic theory, public policy and institutional arrangements' - Subrata K Mitra, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics Concentrating on the increase in Indian assertions of identity and their political mobilization, and the economic reforms of 1991, this book looks at the actors in the governance process, and at policies and programmes of poverty reduction. It covers the politics of identity, the impact of the nation state by globalization and political identity, the role of 'identities' versus 'interests' in the course of development, the upsurge of caste-based identity; and the limitations of the Dalit movement.