180f0012 - people Revolution The attempt to overthrow a...

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Revolution and Secession
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Governmental Authority Governmental authority is coercive and carries threat of violent social sanction Some argue against gov’t anarchism Taoism Thrasymachus Others see gov’t as a necessary evil
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For Government Confucian argument from tradition Legalists, Mohist argue from necessity to teach people virtue Hobbes -- gov’t necessary to prevent war of all against all Locke -- gov’t to provide judiciary and enforcement of law BUT gov’t limited by consent of people
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Lockean Limits on Governmental Authority 1. No arbitrary power 2. No absolute power 3. No taxation without consent of the people 4. No transfer of power without consent of
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Unformatted text preview: people Revolution The attempt to overthrow a govt for the whole people. Revolution is justified when 1. Government is unjustified (illegitimate) 2. The costs of revolution do not outweigh the costs of attempting reform of current government. Secession the breaking away of a part of the people who intend to form a separate govt. Secession is justified when: 1. People seceding form a separate people. 2. Those in new territory may choose to remain in old territory/nation. 3. People seceding are able to form new govt. 4. Costs of seceding do not outweigh...
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