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Tyranny and legitimacy : a critique of political theories / by James S. Fishkin.

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0801822564, 0801822068

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Subjects Choix collectif.
Legitimacy of governments.
Légitimité des gouvernements.
Morale politique.
Political ethics.
Politische Ethik.
Politische Theorie.
Social choice.
Description ix, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Expanded and revised version of the author's contribution to the fifth volume of Philosophy, politics, and society.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part one: a principle of nontyranny -- Introduction -- The problem of tyranny -- The dilemma of real interests -- Life plans and essential interests -- Subsistence needs and life chances -- Causality, risk, and alternative policies -- The critique of ultimate criteria -- Part two: tyranny and alternative principles -- Procedural principles -- Absolute rights theories -- Structural principles -- More on structural principles: the compensation tests and cost-benefit analysis -- Part three: justifying nontyranny -- Fairness and nontyranny -- A critique of the Rawlsian alternative -- Conclusion.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4774916
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WorldCat Identities Fishkin, James S.
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