The Moral Limits of Law: Obedience, Respect, and Legitimacy

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The Moral Limits of Law analyses the related debates concerning the moral obligation to obey the law, conscientious citizenship, and state legitimacy. Incorporating a comprehensive critical analysis of the methodology and substance of these debates in legal, political, and moral philosophy, it proposes an original theory of duty grounded in respect for persons, which accommodates the contemporary social tension between local and global obligations.
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Overview


The Moral Limits of Law analyses the related debates concerning the moral obligation to obey the law, conscientious citizenship, and state legitimacy. Incorporating a comprehensive critical analysis of the methodology and substance of these debates in legal, political, and moral philosophy, it proposes an original theory of duty grounded in respect for persons, which accommodates the contemporary social tension between local and global obligations.
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"a fascinating a provoking account of obedience"

Sean Coyle, The Cambridge Law Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199265671
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth C. A. Higgins graduated with first class honours in law from Glasgow University in 1995, as joint winner of the Dr John MacCormick Prize for the Most Distinguished Graduate in Law and winner of the Bennet Miller Prize for Private Law. Between 1996 and 2000, she undertook her DPhil at Balliol College, Oxford, on a Snell Scholarship. During this time she held a lectureship in law at Corpus Christi College and spent time as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York. She currently works in the Competition & Regulation department of the Sydney law firm Gilbert & Tobin.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1. The Problem of Conscientious Obedience
2. Respect for Persons and the Law
3. Consent, Residence, and the Democratic Voice
4. Community and Constitutive Identity
5. Society as a Fair Scheme of Cooperation
6. Beneficence and Gratitude
7. The Implications of Respect
Bibliography

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