The Problem of Political Authority
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The Problem of Political Authority

An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey




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Number of pages: 365

ISBN-10: 1137281650

ISBN-13: 9781137281654

The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.

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