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  1. Andrew Stumpff Morrison (forthcoming). Law is the Command of the Sovereign: H.L.A. Hart Revisited. Ratio Juris 2015.
    This article presents a critical reevaluation of the thesis – closely associated with H.L.A. Hart, and central to the views of most recent legal philosophers – that the idea of state coercion is not logically essential to the definition of law. The author argues that even laws governing contracts must ultimately be understood as “commands of the sovereign, backed by force”. This follows in part from recognition that the “sovereign”, defined rigorously, at the highest level of abstraction, is that person (...)
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  2. Greg Walker (forthcoming). Public Reason Liberalism and Sex-Neutral Marriage. Ratio Juris.
    This article, forthcoming in the international legal philosophy journal Ratio Juris, responds to an article by Francis J. Beckwith arguing that the consistent application of liberal principles requires that same-sex marriage not be recognised in civil law. This response demonstrates that Beckwith’s article contains a series of interpretative and substantive flaws that render his argument unsuccessful. These relate to a misinterpretation of core liberal principles and a sidestepping of the matter of undue bias against same-sex partners. In correcting these flaws (...)
     
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  3. Giuseppe Lorini (forthcoming). Castling. Ratio Juris.
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  4. Giovanni Sartor (forthcoming). Legal Validity: A Conceptual and Normative Analysis. Ratio Juris.
     
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