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Against politics : on government, anarchy, and order

Author: Anthony De Jasay
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Government depends on collective decision making. Even in peaceful democracies, some decide for all. The author challenges the morality of this position. It is not different political systems that are at fault as the nature of politics itself.
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De Jasay, Anthony, 1925-
Against politics.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 97008448
(OCoLC)36662885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony De Jasay
ISBN: 0203269055 9780203269053 0203448588 9780203448588
OCLC Number: 52053809
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Self-contradictory contractarianism; Is limited government possible?; Frogs' legs, shared ends, and the rationality of politics; Values and the social order; The twistable is not testable: reflexions on the political thought of Karl Popper; Hayek: some missing pieces; The rule of forces, the force of rules; Before resorting to politics; Conventions: some thoughts on the economics of ordered anarchy; The glass is half-full; Liberties, rights, and the standing of groups; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in social and political thought, 7.
Responsibility: Anthony de Jasay.

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