Coercion and the State (Google eBook)

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David A. Reidy, Walter J. Riker
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 19, 2008 - Law - 259 pages
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A signal feature of legal and political institutions is that they exercise coercive power. The essays in this volume examine institutional coercion with the aim of trying to understand its nature, justification and limits. Included are essays that take a fresh look at perennial questions – what, if anything, can legitimate state exercises of coercive force? What is coercion in politics and law? – and essays that take a first or nearly first look at newer questions – may the state coercively hold certain terrorists indefinitely? Does the state coerce those seeking to join in same-sex marriage when it refuses to extend legal recognition to same-sex marriage? Can there be a just international order without some agency possessed of the final and rightful authority to coerce states? Leading scholars from philosophy, political science and law examine these and related questions shedding new light on an apparently inescapable feature of political and legal life: Coercion.

  

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David A. Reidy is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee. He is the co-editor of Rawls's Law of Peoples: A Realistic Utopia (2006) and A Companion to Rawls (2014).