A Critical Examination of Kant's Hypothesis that Citizens should have an Interest in Avoiding War

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    In the paper I discuss the hypothesis that citizens of any well ordered republic will put their own rational interests before the ambitions of their rulers  suggesting that it is the hub of the entire project for a pacific federation  which lends some power of enforcement behind otherwise unsanctioned contractual international obligations. If so the premises need critical examination for their apparent simplicity is deceptive.
    Translated title of the contributionEn kritisk analyse af Kants hypotese at borgere skulle have interesse i at undgå krig
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2006
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventKants Vision of Peace in his Zum Ewigen Frieden - København, Denmark
    Duration: 18 Jun 200616 Aug 2006


    ConferenceKants Vision of Peace in his Zum Ewigen Frieden


    • Kant
    • international law
    • constitutional law
    • peace
    • liberalism
    • republicanism

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