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Why the Law Matters to You: Citizenship, Agency, and Public Identity Christoph Hanisch

Why the Law Matters to You: Citizenship, Agency, and Public Identity

Christoph Hanisch

Published August 16th 2013
ISBN : 9783110324563
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340 pages
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This book develops an account of legality that identifies the law as a constitutive feature of the identities of citizens of modern states. The law co-constitutes practical identities by maintaining the external preconditions that are necessary forMoreThis book develops an account of legality that identifies the law as a constitutive feature of the identities of citizens of modern states. The law co-constitutes practical identities by maintaining the external preconditions that are necessary for actions performed under its authority. The book is a defense of the necessity of social institutions that employs resources from action theory as well as from social, political, and legal philosophy.