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The Resource Authority, Fabian Wendt

Authority, Fabian Wendt

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Authority
Title
Authority
Statement of responsibility
Fabian Wendt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From citizens paying taxes to employees following their bosses' orders and kids obeying their parents, we take it for granted that a whole range of authorities have the power to impose duties on others. However, although authority is often accepted in practice, it looks philosophically problematic if we conceive persons as free and equals. In this short and accessible book, Fabian Wendt examines the basis of authority, discussing five prominent theories that try to explain how claims to authority can be vindicated. Focusing in particular on the issue of how states can rightfully claim authority, he rigorously analyses the theories’ arguments and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses. He also debates anarchism as an alternative that should be taken seriously if no theory ultimately succeeds in explaining state authority. This clear and engaging book will be essential reading for anyone grappling with the most fundamental questions of authority and obligation in political theory and political philosophy. --
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key concepts in political theory
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Authority, Fabian Wendt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Varieties of authority -- Consent and authority -- The service conception of authority -- Community and authority -- Natural duties and authority -- Fair cooperation and authority -- States without authority -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1014452855
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9781509516995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014452855
Label
Authority, Fabian Wendt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Varieties of authority -- Consent and authority -- The service conception of authority -- Community and authority -- Natural duties and authority -- Fair cooperation and authority -- States without authority -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1014452855
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9781509516995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014452855

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