Political Obligation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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How should we understand the relationship between citizens and governments, and what are the obligations of citizens? In this substantially revised new edition of an influential text, John Horton challenges dominant theories by offering an 'associative' account focusing particularly on what it is to be a member of a political community.

Author Biography

JOHN HORTON is Professor of Political Philosophy, Keele University, UK.

Table of Contents

Problems of Political Obligation 
Voluntarist Theories 
Teleological Theories 
Deontological Theories 
Anarchism: Political and Philosophical 
Associative Political Obligation and its Critics 
Elaborating the Associative Theory 

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