At the heart of representative government is the question: "What makes government and its agents legitimate authorities?" The notion of consent, of a social contract between the citizen and his government, is central to this problem. That contract allows the government to rule over the citizen and to exact obedience from him in return for certain protections and goods he needs.
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Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. At the heart of representative government is the question: What makes government and its agents legitimate authorities? The notion of consent to a social contract between the citizen and his government is central to this problem. What are the functions of public authority? What are the people s rights in a self-governing and representative state? Patrick Riley presents a comprehensive historical analysis of the meaning of contract theory and a testing of the inherent validity of the ideas of consent and obligation. He uncovers the critical relationship between the act of willing and that of consenting in self-government and shows how will relates to political legitimacy. His is the first large-scale study of social contract theory from Hobbes to Rawls that gives will the central place it occupies in contractarian thinking. Codice libro della libreria LIE9780674435490
Descrizione libro Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0674435494