Afterword: On the Future of Authority

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199581061
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741005 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Afterword: On the Future of Authority

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This final chapter considers how criminal law theorists might contribute to solving the problem of the insecurity state. It goes on to argue that liberalism is exhausted as a source of political authority and that democratic sources of authority will need to be better understood.

Keywords: classical liberalism; modern liberalism; social liberalism; patriarchy; representative government; harm principle

Chapter.  4105 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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