Political theory test 2 first essay

Political theory test 2 first essay - Madison states The...

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Madison states “The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man” so the cure is to control factions’ effects. He makes an argument on how this is not possible in a pure democracy but possible in a republic. With pure democracy he means a system in which every citizen vote directly for laws. And with republic he intends a society in which citizens vote for an elite of representatives who then vote for laws. He indicates that the voice of the people pronounced by a body of representatives is more conformable to the interest of the community, since again,common people’s decisions are affected by their self-interest. "the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property. Those who hold and those who are without property have ever formed distinct interests in society." He saw direct democracy as a danger to individual rights and advocated a representative democracy (also called a republic , by republicans ) in order to protect what he viewed as individual liberty from majority rule, or from the
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course HIST 400 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '11 term at IUPUI.

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