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    Why Law Matters.Alon Harel - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    Why Law Matters argues that public institutions and legal procedures are valuable and matter as such, irrespective of their instrumental value. Examining the value of rights, public institutions, and constitutional review, the book criticises instrumentalist approaches in political theory, claiming they fail to account for their enduring appeal.
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    The Case Against Privatization.Avihay Dorfman & Alon Harel - 2013 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 41 (1):67-102.
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    Why Only the State May Inflict Criminal Sanctions: The Case Against Privately Inflicted Sanctions.Alon Harel - 2008 - Legal Theory 14 (2):113-133.
    Criminal sanctions are typically inflicted by the state. The central role of the state in determining the severity of these sanctions and inflicting them requires justification. One justification for state-inflicted sanctions is simply that the state is more likely than other agents to determine accurately what a wrongdoer justly deserves and to inflict a just sanction on those who deserve it. Hence, in principle, the state could be replaced by other agents, for example, private individuals. This hypothesis has given rise (...)
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    Outsourcing Violence?Alon Harel - 2011 - Law and Ethics of Human Rights 5 (2):396-413.
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  5. The Triadic Relational Structure of Responsibility: A Defence.Alon Harel - 2011 - In Rowan Cruft, Matthew H. Kramer & Mark R. Reiff (eds.), Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff. Oxford University Press.
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  6. Theories of Rights.Alon Harel - 2005 - In Martin P. Golding & William A. Edmundson (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. Blackwell.
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    On the Irrelevance of Neuroscience to Moral Theory.Alon Harel - 2015 - Law and Ethics of Human Rights 9 (2):173-179.
    Journal Name: The Law & Ethics of Human Rights Issue: Ahead of print.
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    Defending WhyLawMatters: Responses to Commentaries.Alon Harel - forthcoming - Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-13.
    WhyLawMatters examines various legal and political institutions and procedures and argues that the desirability of these institutions and procedures is not contingent and does not hinge on the prospects that these institutions are conducive to the realization of valuable ends. Instead, various legal institutions and legal procedures that are often perceived as contingent means to facilitate the realization of valuable ends matter assuch.
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    Against Privatisation As Such.Avihay Dorfman & Alon Harel - 2016 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 36 (2):400-427.
    Privatisation has occupied the attention of theorists of different disciplines. Yet, despite the multiplicity of perspectives, the typical arguments concerning privatisation are instrumental, relying heavily on comparing the performance of a public functionary with that of its private counterpart. This article challenges this approach for leaving unaddressed other important consequences of shifting responsibilities to private entities. More specifically, privatisation cuts off the link between processes of decision-making and the citizens, and therefore erodes political engagement and its underlying notion of shared (...)
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    Which Preferences Can Democracy Serve?Alon Harel & Moses Shayo - 2004 - Journal of Political Philosophy 12 (266):284-287.
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    R. A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S. E. Marshall, Massimo Renzo and Victor Tadros : The Constitution of the Criminal Law.Alon Harel - 2016 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 10 (3):603-610.
    This book is a collection consisting of an introduction and nine essays that explore foundational aspects of criminal law. As the introduction makes clear, the book is eclectic and the essays can be classified under three main headings. The first group of essays explores the political constitution of criminal law as part of the institutional structure of the state. The second group of essays investigates the question of the authority of criminal law and its potential to create reasons for action. (...)
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    Regulating Modesty-Related Practices.Alon Harel - 2007 - Law and Ethics of Human Rights 1 (1):213-236.
    This Paper explores the justifications for regulating modesty-related practices in liberal societies and uses two examples of modesty-related practices— the practice of wearing the hijab and the practice of separating men and women in buses—in order to demonstrate that modesty-related practices often rest on different rationales. Some of these rationales are oppressive and discriminatory while other are benign or even autonomy-enhancing. The multiplicity of meanings associated with modesty-related practices is a challenge to the policy maker. The Paper proposes that sometimes (...)
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    7. The Boundaries of Justifiable Tolerance: A Liberal Perspective.Alon Harel - 1998 - In David Heyd (ed.), Toleration: An Elusive Virtue. Princeton University Press. pp. 114-126.
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    The Duty to Criminalize.Alon Harel - 2015 - Law and Philosophy 34 (1):1-22.
    The state has a duty to protect individuals from violations of their basic rights to life and liberty. But does the state have a duty to criminalize such violations? Further, if there is a duty on the part of the state to criminalize violations, should the duty be constitutionally entrenched? This paper argues that the answer to both questions is positive. The state has a duty not merely to effectively prevent violations of our rights to life and liberty, but also (...)
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    Why Only the State May Inflict Criminal Sanctions: The Case Against Privately Inflicted Sanctions: Alon Harel.Alon Harel - 2008 - Legal Theory 14 (2):113-133.
    Criminal sanctions are typically inflicted by the state. The central role of the state in determining the severity of these sanctions and inflicting them requires justification. One justification for state-inflicted sanctions is simply that the state is more likely than other agents to determine accurately what a wrongdoer justly deserves and to inflict a just sanction on those who deserve it. Hence, in principle, the state could be replaced by other agents, for example, private individuals. This hypothesis has given rise (...)
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    On the Irrelevance of Neuroscience to Moral Theory.Alon Harel - 2015 - The Law and Ethics of Human Rights 9 (2):173-179.
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    Of Responsibility: A Defence.Alon Harel - 2011 - In Rowan Cruft, Matthew H. Kramer & Mark R. Reiff (eds.), Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff. Oxford University Press. pp. 103.
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  18. Jonathan Wolff.Miriam Cohen Christofidis, Roger Crisp, Avner de-Shalit, Simon Duffy, Ronald Dworkin, Alon Harel, John Harris, W. D. Hart, Dan Hausman & Richard Hull - 2009 - In Kimberley Brownlee & Adam Cureton (eds.), Disability and Disadvantage. Oxford University Press.
  19. In Defense of an Involuntary Polity: Comments on Otsukaʼs Vision of the Consensual Polity.Alon Harel - 2006 - Iyyun 55:310-316.
     
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  20. Reply.Alon Harel - forthcoming - Jurisprudence:1-10.
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