Legitimacy as Public Willing: Kant on Freedom and the Law


RATIO JURIS, Volume 32, Issue 1, Page 102-116, March 2019.

Introduction: Governments affect their citizens’ lives in significant ways and often against their will. They require them to pay taxes, fight wars, keep agreements, and much more. In short, they claim the right to change the normative situation of their subjects in many ways—most importantly, by creating obligations for them.1