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POLC73 - Lec 5

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Political Science
Margaret Kohn

POLC73 - Lec #5 - Oct. 9, 2012 John Stuart Mill - Continuation from Lec 4 How should England Govern Dependencies (Colonies) Abroad?  Settler colonies get representative government  Other colonies get "benign" despotism  Accountability to parliament does not work  The advantage of bureaucratic control (East Indian Company) Daily Activity: Write the first two sentences of an introductory paragraph on the following question.  How can Mill state that the arguments in favour of representative government are "universal" and also insist that they do not apply to the colonies?  Sentence 1: Thesis statement  Sentence 2: Explain the structure of your argument  Mill can state that his arguments in favour of representative government are "universal" in the Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)  Aristocratic background  Visited America to study prisons and to avoid political conflict in France  Published Democracy in America (1835 and 1840)  Career as judge and politician Key Goals of the Text  To convince his audience that democracy is inevitable  To "...educate democracy, to reawaken, if possible, its beliefs, to purify its morals, to control its actions, gradually to substitute statecraft for its inex
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