Provides a full defence of a theory of political obligation on the basis of the principle of fairness (or fair play). The book responds to the most important objections and extends a theory-based on fairness into a developed ‘multiple principle’ theory of obligation. The ‘self-image of the state’ in regard to political obligations is explored through examination of judicial decisions in three different democratic countries, while the book also breaks new ground by studying attitudes towards political obligations, through the use of small focus groups.
|Print publication date: 2005||Print ISBN-13: 9780199256204|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005||DOI:10.1093/0199256209.001.0001|