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Democracy as a Modally Demanding Value

Southwood, Nicholas


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]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Nous
DOI: 10.1111/nous.12021


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