The State

Anthony de Jasay, courtesy of the author
Jasay, Anthony de
(1925- )
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Editor/Trans.
First Pub. Date
1985
Publisher/Edition
Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund, Inc.
Pub. Date
1998
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover
Table of Contents
About the Book and Author
Preface
Author's Note
Introduction
1. The Capitalist State
1.1 Violence, Obedience, Preference
1.2 Title and Contract
1.3 The Contours of the Minimal State
1.4 If States Did Not Exist, Should They Be Invented
1.5 Inventing the State: The Social Contract
1.6 Inventing the State: The Instrument of Class Rule
1.7 Closing the Loop by False Consciousness
2. The Adversary State
2.1 Repression, Legitimacy and Consent
2.2 Taking Sides
2.3 Tinker's Licence
2.4 The Revealed Preference of Governments
2.5 Interpersonal Justice
2.6 Unintended Effects of Producing Interpersonal Utility and Justice
3. Democratic Values
3.1 Liberalism and Democracy
3.2 Through Equality to Utility
3.3 How Justice Overrides Contracts
3.4 Egalitarianism as Prudence
3.5 Love of Symmetry
3.6 Envy
4. Redistribution
4.1 Fixed Constitutions
4.2 Buying Consent
4.3 Addictive Redistribution
4.4 Rising Prices
4.5 Churning
4.5 Towards a Theory of the State
5. State Capitalism
5.1 What Is to Be Done
5.2 The State as Class
5.3 On the Plantation
Footnotes (Chapters 1-3)
Footnotes, continued (Chapters 4-5)
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