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A System of Rights

Rex Martin


The justification of political authority (the authority of the state) is one of the long‐standing issues of political philosophy, and one that persistently defies satisfactory solution. This book sets out to provide an original justification by establishing a background framework for dealing with the problem.

Keywords: democratic institutions, internal coherence, justification, majority rule, political authority, political obligation, punishment, rights, state, system of rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198292937
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198292937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rex Martin, author
Professor of Philosophy, University of Kansas, and Professor of Political Theory and Government
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