Size and Virtue

  title={Size and Virtue},
  author={Francisco Herreros},
  journal={European Journal of Political Theory},
  pages={463 - 482}
The importance of the size of a political community for the development of civic virtue has usually been related to the advantages of small size in the possibility of direct democracy and the fulfilment of the classical ideal of freedom as governing and being governed by turn. While these are important variables for the development of civic virtue, in this article it is argued that small size also matters because it allows the development of civic virtue by a reputation-building mechanism. The… 

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