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Movement into Political Theory

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Political Studies
POLS 237
Neil Hibbert

POLS 237 2011-01-07 Movement into Political Theory - Not necessarily “modern” - Political society seems unique o Recognizes authority o We like to think that threat or coercion is in some way legitimate o All of us are bound by a unique set of obligations we don’t have seem to know we have o State alone maintains the state of coercion o Justice is a unique virtue of sovereign political authority  Is justice alone enough? o We believe that the state somehow has authority  A legitimate state is one that possesses authority  Legitimizes coercion?  Possesses a right to rule, unlike robbers used in odd comparison  Out obligation is to obey the state’s rule  If the state has a right to rule, it follows by logic that the rights subjected to those rules are to be ob
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