Kantian Review 19 (2):233-249 (2014)

Alyssa R. Bernstein
Ohio University
Pauline Kleingeld argues that according to Kant it would be wrong to coerce a state into an international federation, due to the wrongness of paternalism. Although I agree that Kant opposes the waging of war as a means to peace, I disagree with Kleingeld's account of the reasons why he would oppose coercing a state into a federation. Since she does not address the broader question of the permissibility of interstate coercion, she does not properly address the narrower question of whether coercion to compel a state to join a federation can be permissible. I revise and supplement her arguments.
Keywords Kant   Kleingeld   Byrd   Hruschka   Ripstein   Rawls   cosmopolitanism   war   state of nature   global justice   republicanism
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DOI 10.1017/s136941541400003x
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