Revolution

[New Entry by Allen Buchanan on August 21, 2017.] The moral issues posed by revolutions are both practically important and theoretically complex. There are also interesting conceptual questions as
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[New Entry by Allen Buchanan on August 21, 2017.] The moral issues posed by revolutions are both practically important and theoretically complex. There are also interesting conceptual questions as to how to distinguish revolution from resistance, rebellion, and secession, all of which also involve opposition to existing political authority. Unfortunately, the recent renaissance in just war theorizing focuses implicitly on interstate wars and thus has largely ignored the morality of revolution, at least as a topic worthy of systematic theorizing in its own...

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