Book Chapter

Pacifism: Designing a moral defence force

A Alexandra

Designing in Ethics | Published : 2017

Abstract

The legitimacy of a state rests in part on its capacity to provide the conditions for its citizens to lead good lives, through ensuring that they have access to the basic goods such as education, adequate housing, and the like which allow them to develop and pursue their own conception of the good, and by protecting them from the violation of important rights, such as the right to bodily integrity, to free association and the like. Given increasing global inter-dependence, both the provision of basic goods and protection against violation of rights require states to participate in the construction and maintenance of an orderly international system. Among the central elements of that system a..

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