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State of the Art: The Duty to Obey the Law


William A. Edmundson


Georgia State University College of Law

2004

Legal Theory, Vol. 10, pp. 215-59, 2004

Abstract:     
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: K00

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Date posted: June 19, 2008  

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Edmundson, William A., State of the Art: The Duty to Obey the Law (2004). Legal Theory, Vol. 10, pp. 215-59, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1147113

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