State of the Art: The Duty to Obey the Law
William A. Edmundson
Georgia State University College of Law
Legal Theory, Vol. 10, pp. 215-59, 2004
This "state of the art" piece critically surveys the recent literature on political obligation, a/k/a the duty to obey the law. Authors discussed include Joseph Raz, John Simmons, Leslie Green, George Klosko, Christopher Wellman, Jeremy Waldron, Philip Soper, Mark Murphy, Margaret Gilbert, Ronald Dworkin, Michael Hardimon, and A.D.M. Walker. Not-so-recent writings by John Rawls, Robert Nozick, and H.L.A. Hart also come into the discussion.
Keywords: duty to obey the law, political obligation, authority, legal authority, political authority
JEL Classification: K00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 19, 2008
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