I. What is Coercion?
Scott Anderson: Coercion as Enforcement.
Burton Leiser: On Coercion.
Joan McGregor McGregor: Undue Influence as Coercion. II. Coercion and the Liberal Democratic State.
Alistair MacLeod: Coercion, Justice and Democracy.
Walter Riker: Can State Coercion Be Legitimate?
Christine Sistare: John Brown and Coercion Against the State. III. Coercion and Secondary or Power-Conferring Laws.
Emily Gill: Coercion, Religious Neutrality, and the Case of Same-Sex Marriage.
Ken Henley: The Cheshire Cat: Gay Marriage, Religion and Coercion by Exclusion. IV. Coercion and National Security.
Don Scheid: A Case for Indefinite Detention of Key Terrorist Suspects.
Wade Robison: The Great Right: Habeus Corpus. V. Coercion and the International Order.
Steven Lee: Coercion Abroad for Justice and Democracy.
Carol Gould: Transnational Power, Coercion and Democracy.
Monica Hlavac: A Developmental Approach to Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions.
Bruce Landesman: Global Economic Justice, Partiality and Coercion.
Helga Varden: International Political Obligations: The need for and structure of a legitimate cosmopolitan authority.
A signal feature of legal and political institutions is that they exercise coercive power. The essays in this volume examine institutional coercion with the aim of trying to understand its nature, justification and limits. Included are essays that take a fresh look at perennial questions. Leading scholars from philosophy, political science and law examine these and related questions shedding new light on an apparently inescapable feature of political and legal life: Coercion.
Focused on coercion in the domains of law and politics
Covers both the domestic and international political and legal orders
Up-to-date discussions of national security and terrorism, gay marriage, international institutions
Interdisciplinary discussion ranging across philosophy, political science, law, international relations