Imperialism seems to be deeply antithetical to democracy. Yet, at least one form of imperialism � what I call �hands-off imperialism � seems to be perfectly compatible with the kind of self-governance commonly thought to be the hallmark of democracy. The solution to this puzzle is to recognize that democracy involves more than self-governance. Rather, it involves what I call self-rule. Self-rule is an example of what Philip Pettit has called a modally demanding value. Modally demanding values...[Show more]
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.