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Against obligation : the multiple sources of authority in a liberal democracy

Author: Abner Greene
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Greene argues that citizens are not morally obligated to obey the law and that officials need not follow prior or higher authority when reading the Constitution. The sources of authority in a liberal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Greene, Abner, 1960-
Against obligation.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011041053
(OCoLC)756377612
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abner Greene
ISBN: 9780674069398 0674069390 9780674065178 0674065174
OCLC Number: 794004242
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 333 p.)
Contents: Against political obligation --
Accommodating our plural obligations --
Against interpretive obligation to the past --
Against interpretive obligation to the Supreme Court.
Other Titles: Multiple sources of authority in a liberal democracy
Responsibility: Abner S. Greene.

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In "Against Obligation", Abner Greene upends conventional wisdom about several fundamental political questions. Why and when must people obey the law? What does religious freedom require in a liberal Read more...

 
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