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  • Liberalism and Affirmative Obligationby Patricia Smith

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 124.99

    The scope of affirmative obligation is a point of contention among liberals. Some see affirmative obligations required by social justice as incompatible with a strong commitment to individual freedom. The task before the moderate liberal is then to consider what a consistently liberal view of affirmative obligation would have to be in order to accommodate... more...

  • Political Obligationby Dudley Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 33.15

    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...

  • The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligationby George Klosko

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 45.50

    In this now-classic work, he clearly and systematically formulates what others thought impossible_a principle of fairness that specifies a set of conditions which grounds existing political obligations and bridges the gap between the abstract accounts of political principles and the actual beliefs of political actors. Brought up-to-date with a new... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.36

    The unique approach taken within The Ethics of Patriotism brings together the differing perspectives of three leading figures in the philosophical debate who deliver an up-to-date, accessible, and vigorous presentation of the major views and arguments.   Brings together the differing perspectives of three leading philosophers, who, together,... more...

  • A Theory of Political Obligationby Margaret Gilbert

    OUP Oxford 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 law tells me to do? Do I have special obligations to conform to the laws of my own country and if so, why? In what sense, if any, must I fight in wars in which my country is engaged, if ordered to do so, or suffer the penalty... more...

  • Political Obligationsby George Klosko

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 47.99

    This is the first in-depth study of popular attitudes towards political obligations and how these are viewed by the state. Leading political theorist George Klosko provides a full defense of a theory of political obligation based on the principle of fairness, which is widely viewed as the strongest theory of obligation currently available. This theory... 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$ 34.00

    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$ 104.50

    Justifying the Obligation to Die provides a critical survey covering classical, medieval, and modern political thinking on how the state or sovereign may justifiably oblige members of the community to risk their lives on its behalf by being sent into war, and it uses Zionism to illustrate how this obligation has been argued in practice. The author... more...

  • Rethinking Political Obligationby Dorota Mokrosi?ska

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    What are the grounds for and limits to obedience to the state? This book offers a fresh analysis of the debate concerning the moral obligation to obey the state, develops a novel account of political obligation and provides the first detailed argument of how a theory of political obligation can apply to subjects of an unjust state. more...

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