Democracy Part One

Democracy Part One - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 The...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 The principle of Fairness; A) Objects to burden sharing B) Cannot justify limits to individual freedom C) Condemns free riding, someone who benefits from the cooperation of others without making their own contributions Receiving and Accepting Benefits -if others force benefits on me, am I obligated to reciprocate? You need an agreement -I have a duty of fairness to do my part only if I accept the benefits, fairness requires the acceptation of benefits -Problem: how can we not accept the benefits the state provides? -so, the Fairness Principle is flawed Democracy, Part One What Democracy is Political Power -the power to issue and enforce binding commands -how should this power be distributed? Who should be entitled to make the rules Who Should Rule? -what sort of government is best? -rule by whom? Who should be in charge? -monarchy/tyranny (rule by the one, in his own interest) -aristocracy(rule by the rich)/oligarchy (rule by the few) -democracy (the many) -everyone should rule: political power should be distributed equally -every citizen should have the right to an equal say What is Democracy? -Rule (kratos) by the many (demos)
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course POLI SCI 1020e taught by Professor Declearcy during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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