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The problem of political authority : an examination of the right to coerce and the duty to obey, Michael Huemer

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The problem of political authority : an examination of the right to coerce and the duty to obey
Title
The problem of political authority
Title remainder
an examination of the right to coerce and the duty to obey
Statement of responsibility
Michael Huemer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Modern states commonly deploy coercion in a wide array of circumstances in which the resort to force would clearly be wrong for any private agent. What entitles the state to behave in this manner? And why should citizens obey its commands? This book examines theories of political authority, from the social contract theory, to theories of democratic authorization, to fairness- and consequence-based theories. Ultimately, no theory of authority succeeds, and thus no government has the kind of authority often ascribed to governments. The author goes on to discuss how voluntary and competitive institutions could provide the central goods for the sake of which the state is often deemed necessary, including law, protection from private criminals, and national security. An orderly and livable society thus does not require acquiescence in the illusion of political authority."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huemer, Michael
Dewey number
303.3/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1251
LC item number
.H845 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authority
  • Social contract
  • Obedience
  • Authority
  • Obedience
  • Social contract
Label
The problem of political authority : an examination of the right to coerce and the duty to obey, Michael Huemer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The illusion of authority. The Problem of Political Authority ; The Traditional Social Contract Theory ; The Hypothetical Social Contract Theory ; The Authority of Democracy ; Consequentialism and Fairness ; The Psychology of Authority ; What If There Is No Authority?. -- Part 2: Society without authority. Evaluating Social Theories ; The Logic of Predation ; Individual Security in a Stateless Society ; Criminal Justice and Dispute Resolution ; War and Societal Defense ; From Democracy to Anarchy
Control code
1959933
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781137281654
Lccn
2012038844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99965927926
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137281654
  • (OCoLC)796757179
Label
The problem of political authority : an examination of the right to coerce and the duty to obey, Michael Huemer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The illusion of authority. The Problem of Political Authority ; The Traditional Social Contract Theory ; The Hypothetical Social Contract Theory ; The Authority of Democracy ; Consequentialism and Fairness ; The Psychology of Authority ; What If There Is No Authority?. -- Part 2: Society without authority. Evaluating Social Theories ; The Logic of Predation ; Individual Security in a Stateless Society ; Criminal Justice and Dispute Resolution ; War and Societal Defense ; From Democracy to Anarchy
Control code
1959933
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781137281654
Lccn
2012038844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99965927926
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137281654
  • (OCoLC)796757179
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