The authority of the state

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Clarendon Press, 1988 - Architecture - 273 pages
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Arguing that only the consent of the governed can justify authority, this monograph investigates the nature of authority and the character of the state, evaluates the modern state's claim to authority over its citizens, and assesses the theories of conventionalism, contractarianism, and communitarianism.

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Contents

SOCIAL ORDER AND SOCIAL RELATIONS
1
THE NATURE OF AUTHORITY
21
THE SELFIMAGE OF THE STATE
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