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Will and Political Legitimacy - a book by Riley, Patrick

Will and Political Legitimacy

A Critical Exposition of Social Contract Theory in Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant and Hegel

Will and Political Legitimacy( )
Author: Riley, Patrick
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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At the heart of representative government is the question: "What makes government and its agents legitimate authorities?" The notion of consent to a social contract between the citizen and his government is central to this problem. What are the functions of public authority? What are the people's rights in a self-governing and representative state? Patrick Riley presents a comprehensive historical analysis of the meaning of contract theory and a testing of the inherent validity of the...
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