Human Rights, Collective Self-Determination, and Legitimacy

  • Daniel Jacob
Part of the Governance and Limited Statehood book series (GLS)


In the previous chapter I have argued that the idea of basic human interests can provide the core of a minimal theory of justice. In this chapter, I now specify the institutional implications of such a conception of minimal justice. Again, I take Buchanan’s account of minimal justice as he formulates it in his discussion of the natural duty of justice as my starting point. I do, however, adapt it in three ways.


Political Community Physical Integrity Basic Liberty Collective Entity Instrumental Account 
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© Daniel Jacob 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Jacob
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  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinGermany

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