An Essay on the Modern State

An Essay on the Modern State

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This important book is the first serious philosophical examination of the modern state. It inquires into the justification of this particular form of political society. It asks whether all states are qnation-states, q what are the alternative ways of organizing society, and which conditions make a state legitimate. The author concludes that, while states can be legitimate, they typically fail to have the powers (e.g. sovereignity) that they claim. Christopher Morris has written a book that will command the attention of political philosophers, political scientists, legal theorists, and specialists in international relations.Members of a society may disagree about abortion but agree that murder is wrong and that the intentional killing of adult humans is normally murder. Or they may disagree about important questions of faith but agree that no believer should beanbsp;...

Title:An Essay on the Modern State
Author:Christopher W. Morris
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2002-07-29


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