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Political Science
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Political Science 1020E
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Lecture 8 October 3 Why Democracy Intrinsic and Instrumental reasonsReading wolff 77103Ball and dagger 2541LectureTwo types of reasons for valuing democracy Intrinsic in itself it is good regardless of consequencesInstrumental good outcome and consequencesFirst intrinsic reason Self ruleDemocracy embodies commitment to freedom or self ruleDemocracyindividuals ruling themselvesAutonomygiving laws to oneselfJean Jacques rousseau 17121778We can be coerced and freeCoercion we are forced to comply to the lawFreedom in a democracy laws are selfimposedSo coercion is compatible with freedomGovernment and legislationRousseau opposes democratic government because he thinks executive power should be held by the fewRousseau supports democratic legislation because he thinks the people should make their own lawsObjection democrac
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