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A Critique Of Democracy

Geoffrey Lloyd

in Ancient Worlds, Modern Reflections: Philosophical Perspectives on Greek and Chinese Science and Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199270163
eISBN:
9780191602276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270163.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A comparison between ancient and modern political systems can be used to highlight certain weaknesses in current representative democracy, especially when voter participation is low and where ... More


Israel and Academic Freedom

John Mearsheimer

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the strategies the “Israel lobby” employs to achieve its goals on college campuses, such as: trying to influence the hiring and promotion process as a way of limiting the number ... More


Gun Politics in the United States

David DeGrazia and Lester H. Hunt

in Debating Gun Control

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251253
eISBN:
9780190629465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251253.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Many people who are well-informed about the American gun policy status quo are amazed at how extreme it is, at both federal and state levels. This policy status quo is thoroughly indefensible. The ... More


Life with (or after) tax competition

Peter Dietsch

in Catching Capital: The Ethics of Tax Competition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190251512
eISBN:
9780190251543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251512.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethical issues arise not only in identifying a just regulatory regime for tax competition but also in the lead-up and aftermath of the necessary reforms. This chapter discusses three questions in ... More


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