The Collective Responsibility of Democratic Publics

  title={The Collective Responsibility of Democratic Publics},
  author={Avia Pasternak},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Philosophy},
  pages={123 - 99}
  • A. Pasternak
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Towards the end of her seminal work on the notion of representation Hanna Pitkin makes the following observation: At the end of the Second World War and during the Nuremberg trials there was much speculation about the war guilt of the German people. […] Many people might argue the responsibility of the German people even though a Nazi government was not representative. We might agree, however, that in the case of a representative government the responsibility would be more clear-cut. 
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