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The Resource Legitimacy : the right to rule in a wanton world, Arthur Isak Applbaum

Legitimacy : the right to rule in a wanton world, Arthur Isak Applbaum

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Legitimacy : the right to rule in a wanton world
Title
Legitimacy
Title remainder
the right to rule in a wanton world
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Isak Applbaum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What makes a government legitimate? The dominant view is that our public officials have the right to rule us, even if they are unfit or unfair, as long as they gain power through procedures based on our consent. In Legitimacy, Arthur Applbaum argues that adherence to procedure is not enough, that legitimacy must also depend on the substance of laws, policies, and practices. Applbaum holds that a government cannot be legitimate unless it upholds three principles. These are: 1. liberty, necessary to protect against barbarism, 2. equality, to protect against despotism and to help the vulnerable, and 3. agency, according to which authorities treat citizens as competent, independent agents and, within limits, respect the mandate that citizens have given them. Today, Applbaum writes, the greatest risk to our democracies is the violation of the third principle, as wanton leaders threaten to act in an unconstrained, incoherent, and inconsistent manner that undermines respect for others as moral agents. Working out the extended implications of his principles, Applbaum shows that legitimacy also requires respect for counter-majoritarian institutions and practices such as judicial review, independent administrative agencies, and civil disobedience.--
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1957-
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Applbaum, Arthur Isak
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Government accountability
  • Political leadership
  • Political ethics
  • Despotism
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Legitimacy : the right to rule in a wanton world, Arthur Isak Applbaum
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Substance and normative power. Legitimacy in a bastard kingdom -- Legitimacy without the duty to obey -- Part II: Free group agency. All foundings are forced -- Forcing a people to be free -- Part III: Inhumanity, despotism, and wantonism. The three tyrannies -- Despotism -- Wantonism
Control code
on1099542870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780674983465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099542870
Label
Legitimacy : the right to rule in a wanton world, Arthur Isak Applbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I: Substance and normative power. Legitimacy in a bastard kingdom -- Legitimacy without the duty to obey -- Part II: Free group agency. All foundings are forced -- Forcing a people to be free -- Part III: Inhumanity, despotism, and wantonism. The three tyrannies -- Despotism -- Wantonism
Control code
on1099542870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780674983465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099542870

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