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The Authority of Democracy

  • Michael Huemer
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Abstract

Once we recognize the unfeasibility of achieving unanimous consent to any nontrivial social arrangement, we might turn instead to majority consent. Can the agreement only of a majority of society’s members — whether broad agreement to have a government or agreement to have specific policies or personnel — confer authority on government?

Keywords

Political Authority Direct Democracy Actual Society Deliberative Democracy Political Legitimacy 
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© Michael Huemer 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Huemer
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  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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