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  • Political Obligationsby George Klosko

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    Political Obligations provides a full defense of a theory of political obligation based on the principle of fairness (or fair play), which is widely viewed as the strongest theory of obligation currently available. The work responds to the most important objections to the principle of fairness, and extends a theory based on fairness into a developed... more...

  • Liberalism and Affirmative Obligationby Patricia Smith

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 99.99

    Considers what a consistently liberal view of affirmative obligation would have to be to accommodate liberal commitments to freedom and justice and also account for issues central to liberal democratic society. The author asserts that this would involve the rejection of atomistic individualism. more...

  • Political Obligationby Dudley Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Political obligation is concerned with the clash between the individual?s claim to self-governance and the right of the state to claim obedience. It is a central and ancient problem in political philosophy. In this authoritative introduction, Dudley Knowles frames the problem of obligation in terms of the duties citizens have to the state and each... more...

  • A Theory of Political Obligationby Margaret Gilbert

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    Margaret Gilbert offers an incisive new approach to a classic problem of political philosophy: when and why should I do what the laws of my country tell me to do? Beginning with carefully argued accounts of social groups in general and political societies in particular, the author argues that in central, standard senses of the relevant terms membership... more...

  • The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligationby George Klosko

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    George Klosko is Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. His books include Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus , Jacobins and Utopians: The Political Theory of Fundamental Moral Reform , as well as the two-volume History of Political Theory: An Introduction . more...

  • The Ethics of Patriotismby John Kleinig; Simon Keller; Igor Primoratz

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    “This is an excellent book, perhaps the best philosophical work that exists on patriotism. Each of the three authors is an accomplished philosopher, each has a distinctive perspective, and each presents and defends his views clearly and effectively…. The discussion will both encourage and assist readers to reach their own conclusions about... more...

  • Patriotismby Professor Igor Primoratz; Dr Aleksandar Pavkovic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    This collection of new essays by philosophers and political theorists engages with a wide range of conceptual, moral and political questions raised by the current revival of patriotism. It displays both similarities and differences between patriotism and nationalism, and considers the proposal of Habermas and others to disconnect the two. more...

  • The Pledge of Allegianceby Stephanie Macceca

    Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99

    The Pledge of Allegiance: Poem of Patriotism is a story of some students who are struggling with the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Even though they say it everyday, they are not quite sure what they are saying. With the help of their teachers and parents, the children soon learn what the pledge means and what it symbolizes about freedom in America. more...

  • Justice without Bordersby Kok-Chor Tan

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    Kok-Chor Tan argues that the cosmopolitan idea of global justice can accept some forms of nationalist and patriotic commitments. more...

  • Justifying the Obligation to Dieby Ilan Zvi Baron

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 94.99

    Chapter 1 Introduction 2 If only I could die for him... 3 Us Fight? But We're Jewish! 4 Argument Structure Chapter 5 Chapter 1. Just War and Obligation 6 An Introduction to Political Obligation and Just War 7 Forgetting about Obligation 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Chapter 2. The Jewish Question and Zionism 10 Introduction 11 Material and Ideational... more...