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1. Political obligation

1. Political obligation  

Keith Hyams

in Issues in Political Theory (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
Published Online: 
Aug 2019
eISBN: 
9780191852077
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198784067.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198784067
This chapter discusses the justifications for political obligation. The most important historical justification for political obligation is what is often called consent theory or contract ... More
Introduction to Politics

Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)  

Robert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, and Stephanie Lawson

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850745
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198704386.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198704386
Combining theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics provides an introduction to the subject. It covers both comparative politics and international ... More
Introduction to Politics

Introduction to Politics (4th edn)  

Robert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, and Stephanie Lawson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860362
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820611.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198820611
Combining theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics provides an introduction to the subject. It covers both comparative politics and international ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jonathan Wolff

in An Introduction to Political Philosophy (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850929
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199658015.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199658015
This text explores the main questions of political philosophy and looks at some of the most influential answers, from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Each chapter takes on a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Catriona McKinnon

in Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850936
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199680436.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199680436
This edition examines the most important, visible, and influential strands in political theory over the last fifteen years. It considers problems of political obligation, liberty, the ... More
1. Political authority and obligation

1. Political authority and obligation  

Keith Hyams

in Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850936
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199680436.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199680436
This chapter examines the various approaches that political theorists have used to answer questions surrounding political authority and obligation. It considers arguments in favour of ... More
24. Kant

24. Kant  

Katrin A. Flikschuh

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850998
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708926.003.0024
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708926
This chapter examines the political ideas of Immanuel Kant. Kant is widely regarded as a precursor to current political liberalism. There are many aspects of Kant's political philosophy, ... More
17. Burke

17. Burke  

David Boucher

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850998
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708926.003.0017
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708926
This chapter examines Edmund Burke's political thought. It first provides a short biography of Burke before discussing the three main interpretations of him: first, as a utilitarian; ... More
2. Justifying the State

2. Justifying the State  

Jonathan Wolff

in An Introduction to Political Philosophy (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850929
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780199658015.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199658015
This chapter examines consent theory and utilitarian theory, along with some other approaches to the moral defence of the state. Before deciding how best to justify the state, the chapter ... More
3. Democracy and Political Obligation

3. Democracy and Political Obligation  

Robert Garner

in Introduction to Politics (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850745
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198704386.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198704386
This chapter examines the claim that democracy is the ideal form of political obligation. It first traces the historical evolution of the term ‘democracy’ before discussing the debate ... More
4. Democracy and Political Obligation

4. Democracy and Political Obligation  

Robert Garner

in Introduction to Politics (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860362
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820611.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820611
This chapter examines the claim that democracy is the ideal form of political obligation. It first traces the historical evolution of the term ‘democracy’ before discussing the debate ... More

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