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  1. Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle.Andres Rosler - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    It is commonly held that Aristotle's views on politics have little relevance to the preoccupations of modern political theory with authority and obligation. Andres Rosler's original study argues that, on the contrary, Aristotle does examine the question of political obligation and its limits, and that contemporary political theorists have much to learn from him. Rosler takes his exploration further, considering the ethical underpinning of Aristotle's political thought, the normativity of his ethical and political theory, (...)
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    Political Authority and Political Obligation.Stephen R. Perry - 2013 - In Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 1-74.
    Legitimate political authority is often said to involve a “right to rule,” which is most plausibly understood as a Hohfeldian moral power on the part of the state to impose obligations on its subjects (or otherwise to change their normative situation). Many writers have taken the state’s moral power (if and when it exists) to be a correlate, in some sense, of an obligation on the part of the state’s subjects to obey its directives. Thus legitimate political (...)
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  3. Hobbesian Political Authority and the Right of Resistance.Andrew I. Cohen - 1994 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Besides commanding coercive power, a political authority is supposed to offer directives which ought to exclude private judgment. Any defense of inalienable rights or limited rights of resistance suggests some legitimate residual private judgment. Such retained rights threaten to undermine the binding force of authoritative directives. ;The case of Hobbesian sovereignty typifies this problem. Hobbes claims agents must establish permanent and absolute political authorities, and they can do so only by completely submitting themselves to a sovereign power (...)
     
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    Private Political Authority and Public Responsibility: Transnational Politics, Transnational Firms, and Human Rights.Stephen J. Kobrin - 2009 - Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (3):349-374.
    Transnational corporations have become actors with significant political power and authority which should entail responsibility and liability, specifically direct liability for complicity in human rights violations. Holding TNCs liable for human rights violations is complicated by the discontinuity between the fragmented legal/political structure of the TNC and its integrated strategic reality and the international state system which privileges sovereignty and non-intervention over the protection of individual rights. However, the post-Westphalian transition—the emergence of multiple authorities, increasing ambiguity of (...)
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    Political Authority and the Minimal State.Fabian Wendt - 2016 - Social Theory and Practice 42 (1):97-122.
    Robert Nozick and Eric Mack have tried to show that a minimal state could be just. A minimal state, they claim, could help to protect people’s moral rights without violating moral rights itself. In this article, I will discuss two challenges for defenders of a minimal state. The first challenge is to show that the just minimal state does not violate moral rights when taxing people and when maintaining a monopoly on the use of force. I argue that this challenge (...)
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  6. Legitimate Political Authority and Sovereignty: Why States Cannot Be the Whole Story.Bernd Krehoff - 2008 - Res Publica 14 (4):283-297.
    States are believed to be the paradigmatic instances of legitimate political authority. But is their prominence justified? The classic concept of state sovereignty predicts the danger of a fatal deadlock among conflicting authorities unless there is an ultimate authority within a given jurisdiction. This scenario is misguided because the notion of an ultimate authority is conceptually unclear. The exercise of authority is multidimensional and multiattributive, and to understand the relations among authorities we need to analyse (...)
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  7. Political Authority.Thomas Christiano - 2004 - In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Metaphysics Research Lab.
     
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    Political Authority and Perfectionism: A Response to Quong.Joseph Chan - 2012 - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 2 (1).
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    Sovereignty, Political Authority, and Gridlock.David Held - 2015 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 16 (3):414-428.
    This article examines the impact of the growth of multilateral and transnational governance on sovereignty and the diffusion of political authority. It begins by exploring the legacy of World War II and the building of the UN system. The rise of intergovernmentalism and transnational governance arrangements is examined followed by an assessment of some of the leading changes in the postwar global politics landscape. These issues are explored in greater depth across two cases: security and the environment. The (...)
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    Is Political Authority an Illusion?: A Debate.Michael Huemer & Daniel Layman - 2021 - Routledge.
    What gives some people the right to issue commands to everyone else and force everyone else to obey them? And why should people obey the commands of those with political power? These two key questions are the heart of the issue of political authority, and, in this volume, two philosophers debate the answers. Michael Huemer argues that political authority is an illusion and that no one is entitled to rule over anyone. He discusses and rebuts (...)
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  11. Political Authority.John T. Sanders - 1983 - The Monist 66 (4):545-556.
    I begin this essay with a notion of "authority" that makes a sharp distinction between authority and power, and grant that such authority is not only legitimate, but perhaps even necessary in human affairs. I then trace the devaluation of this idea through varying degrees of institutionalization, culminating in its political cooptation. I argue, finally, that what goes by the name of political authority is the very antithesis of the legitimate and necessary element that (...)
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  12. Political Authority and Obligation.Keith Hyams - 2008 - In Catriona McKinnon (ed.), Issues in Political Theory. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Political Authority and Moral Education.Peter Simpson - 1995 - Public Affairs Quarterly 9 (1):47-62.
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  14. Political Authority and Unjust Wars.Massimo Renzo - 2019 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 99 (2):336-357.
    Just war theory is currently dominated by two positions. According to the orthodox view, provided that jus in bello principles are respected, combatants have an equal right to fight, regardless of the justice of the cause pursued by their state. According to “revisionists” whenever combatants lack reasons to believe that the war they are ordered to fight is just, their duty is to disobey. I argue that when members of a legitimate state acting in good faith are ordered to fight, (...)
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  15. Political Authority, Moral Powers and the Intrinsic Value of Obedience.William A. Edmundson - 2010 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 30 (1):179-191.
    Three concepts—authority, obedience and obligation—are central to understanding law and political institutions. The three are also involved in the legitimation of the state: an apology for the state has to make a normative case for the state’s authority, for its right to command obedience, and for the citizen’s obligation to obey the state’s commands. Recent discussions manifest a cumulative scepticism about the apologist’s task. Getting clear about the three concepts is, of..
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    Political Authority in a Mediated Age.Susan Herbst - 2003 - Theory and Society 32 (4):481-503.
    The nature and impact of authority have been central to social theory since antiquity, and most students of politics, culture and organizations have – in one manner or another – visited the topic. Theorists recognize that the exercise of authority is conditioned by the environment, but their work has not always integrated fundamental changes in communication infrastructure, and in particular the diffusion of mass media. With the daily evolution of telecommunications, this is a good historical moment to re-evaluate (...)
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    Political Authority, Practical Identity, and Binding Citizens.Carl Fox - 2015 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 23 (2):168-186.
    Allen Buchanan argues that it doesn’t matter whether a state has authority in the sense of being able to create binding obligations for its citizens, so long as it is morally justified in wielding political power. In this paper, I look at this issue from a slightly different angle. I argue that it matters a great deal whether citizens relate to their state in an obligatory fashion. This is for two reasons. First, a fully morally justified state must (...)
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    Political Authority, Self-Defense, and Pre-Emptive War.Marvin Schiller - 1972 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1 (4):409 - 426.
    The central purpose of this paper is to examine the case for political authority, i.e., the argument for having political authority rather than for having none. Thus, the case for political authority is the case against anarchism. My construction of that case owes much, no doubt, to observations made long ago by Thomas Hobbes and john locke. Nevertheless, these observations have never been stated in a satisfactory and systematic fashion, not even by Hobbes and (...)
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    Legitimate Political Authority and the Duty of Those Subject to It: A Critique of Edmundson.David Lefkowitz - 2004 - Law and Philosophy 23 (4):399-435.
    According to William Edmundson, a legitimatepolitical authority is one that claims tocreate in its subjects a general duty ofobedience to the law, and that succeeds increating in its subjects a duty to obey stateofficials when they apply the law in particularcases. His argument that legitimate politicalauthority does not require the state''s claim tobe true rests on his analysis of legitimatetheoretical authority, and the assumption thattheoretical and practical authority are thesame in the relevant respects, both of whichare challenged (...)
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    Political Authority and Resistance to Injustice: A Confucian Perspective.Kevin K. W. Ip - forthcoming - Sage Publications Ltd: Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    Philosophy & Social Criticism, Ahead of Print. Those who bear the burdens of injustice and oppression are entitled to act in ways contrary to existing laws and institutions to secure their own entitlements and those of others. This article aims to articulate a Confucian perspective on resistance against injustice. There are reasons for thinking that the notion of resistance is fundamentally at odds with Confucian political thought. In this article, I move beyond this simple conflict/compatibility model and explore the (...)
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  21. Political Authority and Moral Judgment. [REVIEW]Carl Cohen - 1967 - Philosophical Review 76 (2):233-236.
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    Political Authority and Resistance to Injustice: A Confucian Perspective.Kevin K. W. Ip - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    Those who bear the burdens of injustice and oppression are entitled to act in ways contrary to existing laws and institutions to secure their own entitlements and those of others. This article aims...
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  23. Political Authority and the Tyranny of Non‐Consent.David Estlund - 2005 - Philosophical Issues 15 (1):351–367.
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    Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle, by Andrés Rosler.Curtis Johnson - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (2):439.
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    Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle.Curtis Johnson - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (2):439-447.
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    Political Authority: The Two Wheels of the Dharma.Whalen Lai - 2010 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 30:171-186.
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  27. Religious and Political Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Jon Mahoney & Kamel Alboaouh - 2017 - Manas Journal of Social Science 6 (02):241-257.
    Alfred Stepan’s “twin-tolerations” thesis (2000) is a model for explaining different ways that religious and political authority come to be reconciled. In this paper, we investigate some obstacles and challenges to realizing a reconciliation between religious and political authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that might result in a transition away from a theocratic monarchy to a more consultative form of political authority. Whereas most analyses of religion and politics in KSA focus (...)
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    Justice, Legitimacy, and Diversity: Political Authority Between Realism and Moralism.Emanuela Ceva & Enzo Rossi (eds.) - 2012 - Routledge.
    Most contemporary political philosophers take justice—rather than legitimacy—to be the fundamental virtue of political institutions vis-à-vis the challenges of ethical diversity. Justice-driven theorists are primarily concerned with finding mutually acceptable terms to arbitrate the claims of conflicting individuals and groups. Legitimacy-driven theorists, instead, focus on the conditions under which those exercising political authority on an ethically heterogeneous polity are entitled to do so. But what difference would it make to the management of ethical diversity in liberal (...)
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    Political Authority in a Bioterror Emergency.Thomas May - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32 (1):159-163.
    The events of September 11, 2001 have prompted significant concern to protect against future terror attacks, especially attacks that would involve the use of biological weapons - the most dangerous weapons of massdestruction considered accessible to terrorist groups and organizations. This concern, in turn, has led to a re-evaluation of the public health system and its preparedness to meet the challenges of treating a large number of people in circumstances of public fear and significant demand for resources. One important result (...)
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    Political Authority in a Bioterror Emergency.Thomas May - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32 (1):159-163.
    The events of September 11, 2001 have prompted significant concern to protect against future terror attacks, especially attacks that would involve the use of biological weapons - the most dangerous weapons of massdestruction considered accessible to terrorist groups and organizations. This concern, in turn, has led to a re-evaluation of the public health system and its preparedness to meet the challenges of treating a large number of people in circumstances of public fear and significant demand for resources. One important result (...)
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    Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle. [REVIEW]Malcolm Schofield - 2007 - The Classical Review 57 (1):47-49.
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    Political Authority: A Christian Perspective.Michael von Brück - 2010 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 30:159-170.
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    Political Authority and Moral Judgment.Glenn Negley - 1967 - Philosophical Review 76 (2):233-236.
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    Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle.C. C. W. Taylor - 2006 - International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (2):236-238.
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    Coordination Cannot Establish Political Authority.Matthias Brinkmann - 2018 - Ratio Juris 31 (1):49-69.
    One of the most common arguments in favour of the state's authority is that without the coordinating hand of political institutions, we could not achieve important moral benefits. I argue that if we understand authority correctly, then coordination cannot even in principle establish that coordinators have political authority.
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  36. Service and Reciprocity: Confucian Political Authority.Cheng Hong - 2022 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 49 (3):295-307.
    Confucian political authority is often assumed illegitimate and it is regarded as meritocratic rather than democratic. However, I disagree with such an assumption, because from my perspective, Confucian political authority actually has a potential legitimacy which may contribute to establishing a responsive and harmonious state. Doing so, I argue that, since Confucian political authority is derived from the idea of “service” and “reciprocity,” it therefore advocates non-coercive moral persuasion and reciprocal obligations. In the following (...)
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    Justice and Political Authority in Left-Libertarianism.Fabian Wendt - 2015 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 14 (3):316-339.
    From a left-libertarian perspective, it seems almost impossible for states to acquire political authority. For that reason, left-libertarians like Peter Vallentyne understandably hope that states without political authority could nonetheless implement left-libertarian justice. Vallentyne has argued that one can indeed assess a state’s justness without assessing its political authority. Against Vallentyne, I try to show that states without political authority have to be judged unjust even if they successfully promote justice. The reason (...)
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  38. The Ethical Basis of Political Authority. By G. S. Brett. [REVIEW]W. W. Willoughby - 1930 - International Journal of Ethics 41:238.
     
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  39. The Ethical Basis of Political Authority.Westel Woodbury Willoughby - 1930 - Macmillan.
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  40. Locke on Political Authority and Conjugal Authority.Ruth Sample - 2000 - Locke Newsletter 31:115-146.
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    The Problem of Political Authority.Craig L. Carr - 1983 - The Monist 66 (4):472-486.
    I propose to discuss here a much-celebrated objection to the concept of political authority. The authority of the state, this objection goes, cannot be justified because it demands of persons that they compromise their moral autonomy. The argument supporting this objection is usually advanced in conceptual terms; political authority is said to be inconsistent with moral autonomy in its very concept. For reasons to be discussed shortly, I think this argument is mistaken. More importantly, however, (...)
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  42. Concept of Political Authority and State Ideology.L. Addi - 1993 - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 94:145-160.
     
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  43. NEGLEY, G. - "Political Authority and Moral Judgment". [REVIEW]R. S. Downie - 1967 - Mind 76:149.
     
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  44. Kant's Theory of Political Authority.C. L. Carr - 1989 - History of Political Thought 10 (4):719.
  45. Problem: Derivation of Political Authority.Walter Farrell - 1938 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 14:103.
     
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    Hobbes on Political Authority, Practical Reason and Truth.George Duke - 2014 - Law and Philosophy 33 (5):605-627.
    The role of sovereign authority in Hobbes' political philosophy is to establish peace and stability by serving as a definitive and unambiguous source of law. Although these broad outlines of Hobbes' account of political authority are uncontentious, matters quickly become more complicated once one seeks its normative basis. This much is evident from recent debates on the normative status of the laws of nature and the related issue as to whether Hobbes is better categorised as an (...)
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  47. Gadamer and Political Authority.George Duke - 2014 - European Journal of Political Theory 13 (1):25-40.
    The rehabilitation of the concept of authority is one of the more contentious positions advocated by Gadamer in Truth and Method. Habermas in particular challenged the universality of Gadamer’s hermeneutic project by presenting this rehabilitation as a conservative legitimation of prevailing prejudices which truncates the role of critical reflection. Given that Gadamer’s primary focus is upon the ramifications of the Enlightenment dichotomy between reason and authority for historical hermeneutics, however, and that his examples are drawn primarily from educational (...)
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  48. The Ethical Basis of Political Authority.Westel W. Willoughby - 1930 - Humana Mente 5 (20):627-629.
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  49. The Origin of Political Authority (Dublin: Clonmore and Reynolds, 1955). On Aquinas's Theory of Mixed Government, See, Most Recently, James M. Blythe," The Mixed Constitution in Aquinas,". [REVIEW]G. Bowe - 1986 - Journal of the History of Ideas 47:547-65.
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    Peter Winch on Political Authority and Political Culture.Olli Lagerspetz - 2012 - Philosophical Investigations 35 (3-4):277-302.
    Peter Winch, in his political philosophy, wanted to rethink the concepts of political authority, legitimacy and political culture, with a starting point in Wittgensteinian ideas. This essay brings together Winch's thoughts on political authority. Developing insights from Wittgenstein's work on certainty, Winch emphasised the unstated background behind any normative stand concerning authority. Ideas of legitimacy and civil society are formed within historically specific political cultures. In the 1990s, Winch was increasingly inclined to (...)
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