Considerations on Representative Government

Considerations on Representative Government

by John Stuart Mill
     
 

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In this powerful work, John Stuart Mill sets forth representative government as the most sensible compromise between unreflective rule by the masses and the self-indulgence of the few. The reader may sense that Mill is being pulled in opposing directions: steadfastly committed to majority rule with minority rights while at the same time being just enough of an

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In this powerful work, John Stuart Mill sets forth representative government as the most sensible compromise between unreflective rule by the masses and the self-indulgence of the few. The reader may sense that Mill is being pulled in opposing directions: steadfastly committed to majority rule with minority rights while at the same time being just enough of an aristocrat to believe that the masses need examplars to emulate.

On Representative Government is one of the most compelling political essays of the 19th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481123280
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/29/2012
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Geboren am 20.05.1806 in Pentonville/London, gestorben am 08.05.1873 in Avignon.

John Stuart Mill war ein englischer Philosoph und Ökonom und einer der einflussreichsten liberalen Denker des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er war Anhänger des Utilitarismus, der von dem Lehrer und Freund seines Vaters, Jeremy Bentham, entwickelt wurde. Er kann zur klassichen Ökonomie gezählt werden und gilt als Vollender des klassischen Systems, zugleich als sozialer Refomer.

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