Why Should we Obey the Law?

By George Klosko

Whether we should obey the law is a question that affects everyone’s day-to-day life, from traffic laws to criminal laws to requirements to pay our taxes. Even if most people obey unreflectively or out of habit, the question remains: why we are morally required to do so. … Read More

Is Whistleblowing a Duty?

By Emanuela Ceva and Michele Bocchiola

Whistleblowing has become a largely discussed topic mainly as a consequence of such headline cases as those of Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. However, the grounds for its justification within political theory and public ethics remain underexplored. Although it is intuitively clear what a … Read More

Reversing the globalization backlash

By Colin Crouch

Reversing the backlash against globalization requires active politics in two opposite directions: the strengthening of democracy beyond the level of the nation state; and strenuous efforts at local economic development.

In The Globalization Paradox Dani Rodrik argued that we have a choice among democracy, national sovereignty and … Read More

Contemporary Politics in the Middle East, 4th Edition

By Beverley Milton-Edwards

Since 2011 the contemporary Middle East has entered an era of uncertainty characterised by protest politics, new conflicts in countries like Syria, rising ethnic tensions, insurgency, and terrorism. State responses to these political changes have often been reactionary as elites attempt to shore up authoritarian rule and … Read More