13 August 2012
Venue: Room 219, Owen G Glenn Building (The University of Auckland Business School)
Host: Dr Stephen Winter, Lecturer in Political Theory, Department of Political Studies
States should enable us to pursue indispensable goods that would be otherwise unobtainable. To facilitate that pursuit we invest public officials with authority. But what happens when that power is turned against us? Previous writers indicate that we must chose to resign ourselves to authorized wrongdoing or revolt against it. But is there space between resignation and revolution? This paper develops an argument exploring that space and considers how authority might be repaired.