The welfare of people and their division into states are inextricably linked. As Robert Jackson observes, about at least one thing most political theorists agree: If the good life is to be obtained in this mortal world it can only be obtained within the framework of the state. The theory of the state and the theory of the good life are entangled to the point where it is impossible to separate them.
( Jackson, 1990a, p. 261)
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