Assessing States’ Claims to Self-Determination in the Real World

Res Publica 28 (3):445-450 (2022)
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In her recent book Gillian Brock argues that states’ legitimacy depends on their being part of a just state system that protects human rights. Here I discuss some practical limitations raised by Brock’s legitimacy framework: mainly, (1) the problematic real-world implications of such an account, and (2) the epistemic challenges that judgements inspired by this account would have to face, were we to proceed solely on the basis of it.



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Justice for People on the Move. A Précis.Gillian Brock - forthcoming - Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche.

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