Considerations on Representative Government

  title={Considerations on Representative Government},
  author={John Stuart Mill}

An ambiguous tool of demos accountability: taking the metaphorical concept of majoritarian tyranny seriously

ABSTRACT Even before the invention of modern democracy, political theorists have warned about the dangers of ‘majoritarian tyrannies.’ While the concept has been perennially suspicious of serving as

Microttargeting: Threat of opportunity for Democracy

Democracy and income inequality: searching for a reciprocal causal relation

The study of the relation between democracy and income inequality is puzzling scholars at least since the 1970s, however, still there is no agreement about how the relation between the two


Cogu zaman politik uygunluk, en demokratik devletlerde bile adaletin kurulmasi ve uygulanmasi icin on sart olarak kabul edilir. Bununla birlikte, belirli bir uyumlulugun, bireylerin bir Politika

(Don’t) Make My Vote Count

Proponents of proportional electoral rules often argue that majority rule depresses turnout and may lower welfare due to the ‘tyranny of the majority’ problem. The present paper studies the impact of

Representation in the European State of Emergency: Parliaments against Governments?

Abstract ‘If governments allow themselves to be entirely bound to the decisions of their parliament, without protecting their own freedom to act, a break up of Europe would be a more probable outcome

Attending Tocqueville's School

This interdisciplinary study critically examines the extent to which nonprofit organizations possess the ability and wherewithal to function as Tocqueville's "schools for democracy" and to provide

Does Heterogeneity Hinder Democracy

Research linking heterogeneity and democracy usually focuses on one single dimension of heterogeneity, such as the distribution of power resources, income inequality, gender inequality, or ethnic

What Sortition Can and Cannot Do

In recent years a number of writers have argued that sortition (the random selection of citizens for public office by lot) should augment the institutions of electoral democracy, but there is little

John Stuart Mill and the Utopian Tradition

John Stuart Mill is principally remembered as one of the pre-eminent political economists and social scientists of the nineteenth century. Less remembered is that much of his thought, at its core,