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Boundaries of authority

Author: A John Simmons
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern states claim (and exercise) rights of jurisdiction and control over particular geographical areas and their associated natural resources. Boundaries of Authority explores the possible moral bases for such territorial claims by states, in the process arguing that many of these territorial claims in fact lack any moral justification.
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Simmons, A. John (Alan John), 1950-
Boundaries of authority.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015039691
(OCoLC)933596235
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A John Simmons
ISBN: 9780190603502 019060350X 9780190603496 0190603496 0190603488 9780190603489
OCLC Number: 957615620
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages.)
Contents: Cover; Boundaries of Authority; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I Political Authority and State Boundaries; 1. Authority: Practical, Political, Territorial; 2. Disobedience, Nonideal Theory, and Historical Illegitimacy; 3. Kantian Functionalism and the Boundary Problem; Part II States' Territorial Rights; 4. Territorial Rights: Justificatory Strategies; 5. A Lockean Voluntarist Account; 6. Alternative Approaches; Part III Property and Territory; 7. Rights Supersession; 8. Resource Rights; 9. Borders; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index
Responsibility: A. John Simmons.

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