Introduction. 1. Problems and Questions. 2. Self-Assumed Obligation and Abstract Individualism. 3. Political Obligation and the Sword of Leviathan. 4. 'No Expressions of it at all. '5. Contemporary Consent Theory. 6. Hypotetical Voluntarism and the Conceptual Arguement. 7. The Democratic Social Contract. 8. Political Obedience or Political Obligation? Notes. References. Index.
Carole Pateman is a feminist and political theorist. She is known as a critic of liberal democracy and has been a member of the British Academy since 2007.