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The Liberal ArchipelagoA Theory of Diversity and Freedom$
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Chandran Kukathas

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257546

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019925754X.001.0001

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Political Community

Political Community

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(p.166) 5 Political Community
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The Liberal Archipelago
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Chandran Kukathas (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019925754X.003.0006

This chapter analyses the nature of the state and political community, and the basis of legitimate authority. It defines community to be able to offer an account of political community. It aims to show that political community is not as important a form of community as has been suggested, especially when the form of political community in question is the state.

Keywords:   political community, legitimate authority, state

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