+30 210 64 66 118
Save 10%

Authority (Key Concepts in Political Theory)

9781509516988
Upon request Dispatched within 10 - 15 working days. Ρrovided that there’s sufficient stock at the supplier.
17.60 
List price: 19.60 
You save: 2.00 € (10%)
+
Add to wish list

From citizens paying taxes to employees following their bosses’ orders and kids obeying their parents, we take it for granted that a whole range of authorities have the power to impose duties on others. However, although authority is often accepted in practice, it looks philosophically problematic if we conceive persons as free and as equals.In this short and accessible book, Fabian Wendt examines the basis of authority, discussing five prominent theories that try to explain how claims to authority can be vindicated. Focusing in particular on the issue of how states can rightfully claim authority, he rigorously analyses the theories’ arguments and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses. He also debates anarchism as an alternative that should be taken seriously if no theory ultimately succeeds in explaining state authority.This clear and engaging book will be essential reading for anyone grappling with the most fundamental questions of authority and obligation in political theory and political philosophy.

Cover:
Paperback
Edition Number:
1
ISBN:
9781509516988
Pages:
144
Author:
Wendt Fabian
Publisher:
POLITY PRESS
Release Year:
2018

Fabian Wendt is a Research Associate at Chapman University in Orange, California

1. Varieties of Authority

2. Consent and Authority

3. The Service Conception of Authority

4. Community and Authority

5. Natural Duties and Authority

6. Fair Cooperation and Authority

7. States without Authority

Bibliography

Index

Save 58%
Add to wish list
Save 10%
Add to wish list
Save 10%
Add to wish list
Save 10%
Fugitive Democracy and Other Essays
28.80 
32.00 
Add to wish list
Save 10%
Add to wish list