SI on A. Applbaum’s Legitimacy: The Right to Rule in a Wanton World and Legitimacy beyond the State

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Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers (Special Issue of Moral Philosophy and Politics)
Deadline: 01.12.2021
Name der Publikation: Moral Philosophy and Politics

CfP: Special Issue of Moral Philosophy and Politics on "Arthur Applbaum’s 'Legitimacy: The Right to Rule in a Wanton World' and Legitimacy beyond the State"


Guest Editors: Matthias Brinkmann (PluriCourts, Univ. of Oslo), Anthony Taylor (Univ. of Oxford)


Philosophical debates about political legitimacy have significantly expanded over the last decade. One important contribution is Arthur Applbaum’s recent book Legitimacy: The Right to Rule in a Wanton World. On his account, power can only be exercised permissibly when we are governed by a free group agent. In developing this view, Applbaum also touches on many other important philosophical issues, like the concept of legitimacy, the conditions for legitimate foreign intervention, and the role of constitutional constraints and democratic processes in justifying power. The book also provides a novel critique of “wanton” government, which Applbaum diagnoses as a government which fails to constitute a coherent agent who is responsive to the reasons which apply to them.

Moral Philosophy and Politics invites contributions that engage with ideas and arguments from Applbaum’s book. Beyond his book, we are also interested in attempts to expand theorising about legitimacy beyond the state to global issues and institutions. Contributions which tackle these wider issues are encouraged, but not required, to engage with Applbaum’s work.


The complete CfP can be accessed at: www.mopp-journal.org/go-to-main-page/calls-for-papers/

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