Not In Their Name: Are Citizens Culpable For Their States' Actions? - New Topics in Applied Philosophy (Hardback)
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Not In Their Name: Are Citizens Culpable For Their States' Actions? - New Topics in Applied Philosophy (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 19/03/2019
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There are many actions that we attribute, at least colloquially, to states. Given their size and influence, states are able to inflict harm far beyond the reach of a single individual. But there is a great deal of unclarity about exactly who is implicated in that kind of harm, and how we should think about responsibility for it. It is a commonplace assumption that democratic publics both authorize and have control over what their states do; that their states act in their name and on their behalf. In Not In Their Name, Holly Lawford-Smith approaches these questions from the perspective of social ontology, asking whether the state is a collective agent, and whether ordinary citizens are members of that agent. If it is, and they are, there's a clear case for democratic collective culpability. She explores alternative conceptions of the state and of membership in the state; alternative conceptions of collective agency applied to the state; the normative implications of membership in the state; and both culpability (from the inside) and responsibility (from the outside) for what the state does. Ultimately, Lawford-Smith argues for the exculpation of ordinary citizens and the inculpation of those working in public services.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198833666
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 219 x 145 x 17 mm

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