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Political Obligation by John Horton


Political Obligation by John Horton

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.


Reviews of the previous edition: perceptive and closely argued...this valuable book deserves a warm welcome - Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh, University of Westminster, UK both an excellent introduction for advanced students and a useful challenge for those familiar with the field of political obligation - Professor Richard Dagger, University of Richmond, US

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

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Publication date

15th September 2010


John Horton

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Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan


256 pages


Political science & theory
Social & political philosophy



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