The Authority of the State
By (author) Leslie Green
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Authority of the State by Leslie Green
Book DescriptionThe modern state claims supreme authority over the lives of all its citizens. Drawing together political philosophy, jurisprudence, and public choice theory, this book forces the reader to reconsider some basic assumptions about the authority of the state. Various popular and influential theories - conventionalism, contractarianism, and communitarianism - are assessed by the author and found to fail. Leslie Green argues that only the consent of the governed can justify the state's claims to authority. While he denies that there is a general obligation to obey the law, he nonetheless rejects philosophical anarchism and defends civility - the willingness to tolerate some imperfection in institutions - as a political virtue.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198273134
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leslie Green
Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law, Paperback (August 2013)
Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law is an annual forum for new philosophical work on law. The essays range widely over general jurisprudence (the nature of law, adjudication, and legal reasoning), philosophical foundations of specific areas of law (from criminal to international law), and other philosophical topics relating to legal theory.
Kelsen Revisited, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Leslie Green
This collection of new essays takes Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law as a stimulus, aiming to move forward the debate on several central issues in contemporary jurisprudence.
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