Inequality in Political Influence

  • Evan Luard


Socialists were originally, like other political thinkers, especially concerned about the just distribution of political power. It was widely felt that a greater equality in this sphere would lead in time to greater equality of other kinds. Once the state had fallen into the hands of the people, whether by revolution, as many felt inevitable, or by other means, a wholly new system would come into being, under which political influence would be permanently more widely distributed. The mass of the people would control the state and would determine the decisions and policies which swayed their lives.


Local Authority Political Influence Ordinary Citizen Democratic System Great Equality 
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