Works by Riker, Walter (exact spelling)

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  1. The Democratic Peace is Not Democratic: On Behalf of Rawls' Decent Societies.Walter Riker - 2009 - Political Studies 57 (3):617-638.
    In The Law of Peoples, John Rawls defends the claim that ‘decent’ societies (non-liberal, non-democratic constitutional republics) deserve full and good standing in the international community. His defense of decent societies consists of two main arguments. First, he argues that the basic human right to political participation does not imply a right to democratic political institutions. This argument has been thoroughly discussed by commentators. Second, he argues that decent societies, if admitted to the international community, would pose no special threat (...)
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    Reading Rawls’s Theory of Legitimacy.Walter Riker - 2006 - Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (1):149-161.
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    Rawls’s Decent Peoples and the Democratic Peace Thesis.Walter Riker - 2004 - Social Philosophy Today 20:137-153.
    In The Law of Peoples, Rawls defends the stability of his proposed international order with the democratic peace thesis. But he fails to extend this thesis to decent peoples, which is curious, since they are a non-temporary feature of his law of peoples. This opens Rawls’s proposal to certain objections, which I argue can be met once we understand fully the nature of the democratic peace. Nevertheless, there is reason to worry about the stability of Rawls’s proposed international order. This (...)
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    Engaging Political Philosophy: An Introduction, Written by Robert B. Talisse.Walter Riker - 2018 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 15 (4):479-482.
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    Rawls’s Decent Peoples and the Democratic Peace Thesis.Walter Riker - 2004 - Social Philosophy Today 20:137-153.
    In The Law of Peoples, Rawls defends the stability of his proposed international order with the democratic peace thesis. But he fails to extend this thesis to decent peoples, which is curious, since they are a non-temporary feature of his law of peoples. This opens Rawls’s proposal to certain objections, which I argue can be met once we understand fully the nature of the democratic peace. Nevertheless, there is reason to worry about the stability of Rawls’s proposed international order. This (...)
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    Governing the Wild.Walter Riker - 2012 - Environmental Philosophy 9 (1):149-152.
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    Governing the Wild: Ecotours of Power. [REVIEW]Walter Riker - 2012 - Environmental Philosophy 9 (1):149-152.
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    Democratic Legitimacy and the Reasoned Will of the People.Walter Riker - unknown