Size and Virtue

@article{Herreros2007SizeAV,
  title={Size and Virtue},
  author={Francisco Herreros},
  journal={European Journal of Political Theory},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  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… Expand
7 Citations

Figures from this paper

Republican civic virtue, enlightened self-interest and Tocqueville
  • 6
  • Highly Influenced
Volunteerism Through Festivals for Civic Virtue
  • 1
  • PDF
Neo-republicanism: Machiavelli’s solutions for Tocqueville’s republic
  • 4
  • Highly Influenced
Republican security theory revisited

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES
Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism
  • 346
  • Highly Influential
Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government
  • 65
The Roman Republic
  • 105
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
The Good Citizen's Psyche: On the Psychology of Civic Virtue
  • 62
Common Sense
  • 921
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
The Oxford University Press
  • 1,179
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...