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AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice

Coercion and the State

Editors: Reidy, David A., Riker, Walter J. (Eds.)

  • Focused on coercion in the domains of law and politics
  • Covers both the domestic and international political and legal orders
  • Up-to-date discussions of national security and terrorism, gay marriage, international institutions
  • Interdisciplinary discussion ranging across philosophy, political science, law, international relations
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A signal feature of legal and political institutions is that they exercise coercive power. The essays in this volume examine institutional coercion with the aim of trying to understand its nature, justification and limits. Included are essays that take a fresh look at perennial questions – what, if anything, can legitimate state exercises of coercive force? What is coercion in politics and law? – and essays that take a first or nearly first look at newer questions – may the state coercively hold certain terrorists indefinitely? Does the state coerce those seeking to join in same-sex marriage when it refuses to extend legal recognition to same-sex marriage? Can there be a just international order without some agency possessed of the final and rightful authority to coerce states? Leading scholars from philosophy, political science and law examine these and related questions shedding new light on an apparently inescapable feature of political and legal life: Coercion.

"The topic of coercion stands among the foundational concepts of political and legal philosophy, yet it is rarely scrutinized. This volume fills in the gap by providing an in-depth discussion of the nature and justification of coercion in matters ranging from state authority and democratic legitimacy to national security and human rights. Authored by an impressive group of philosophers and legal theorists, the chapters explore these vital issues from a wide variety of perspectives, with admirable clarity and sharply contested arguments. The book constitutes an important contribution to our understanding of the normative and institutional issues of coercion in both the domestic and international order."
Deen Chatterjee, University of Utah

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reidy, David A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • How Did There Come To Be Two Kinds of Coercion?

    Anderson, Scott A.

    Pages 17-29

  • On Coercion

    Leiser, Burton M.

    Pages 31-43

  • Undue Influence as Coercive Offers in Clinical Trials

    McGregor, Joan

    Pages 45-59

  • Coercion, Justice, and Democracy

    Macleod, Alistair M.

    Pages 63-75

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6879-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6878-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7748-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coercion and the State
Editors
  • David A. Reidy
  • Walter J. Riker
Series Title
AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6879-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6879-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6878-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7748-6
Series ISSN
1873-877X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 259
Topics