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Democracy and the justification of political authority

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This thesis investigates the place of democracy in the justification of political authority. The investigation of the thesis proceeds in two parts. The first part considers the lines of argument that being democratic is necessary for political authority to be fully justified. Anna Stilz argues that the subjects have general obligation to obey the law only if they are free from political domination, which freedom is available only in the democratic State. Philip Pettit argues that the freed...

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Department:
St John's College, Oxford
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
MSt
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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