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Applbaum, Arthur Isak

Legitimacy

The Right to Govern in a Wanton World

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    October 2019
    ISBN
    978-0-674-24192-3
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    What makes a government legitimate? Arthur Isak Applbaum rigorously argues that the greatest threat to democracies today is not loss of basic rights or despotism. It is the tyranny of unreason: domination of citizens by incoherent, inconstant, incontinent rulers. A government that cannot govern itself cannot legitimately govern others.

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    240 pages
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English

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