publication . Article . 2017

LIBERTARIAN THEORY O F BRIBERY AND INCITEMENT: A REFORMULATION

Dominiak, Łukasz; Block, Walter;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Faculty of Business and Law of the "Union - Nikola Tesla" University in Belgrade
  • Country: Poland
Abstract
In the present paper, we propose a reformulation of the libertarian theory of bribery, particularly of Rothbard's account of the briber as an innocent inciter to crime. We discern an incompatibility between Rothbard’s theories of bribery and incitement and side with the latter. This philosopher - economist maintains that only the bribee, not the briber, is guilty of cri minal behavior; and also, that while incitement should be legal, aiding and abetting people into committing a crime should be considered illicit in law. But, the briber, in our view, does not merely limit himself to inciting the bribee, he actually aids and abets him. The briber exceeds the role ...
Subjects
free text keywords: libertarianism, bribery, incitement
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