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" There is no difficulty in showing that the ideally best form of government is that in which the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested in the entire aggregate of the community ; every citizen not only having a voice in... "
A Short History of Anglo-Saxon Freedom: The Polity of the English-speaking ... - Page 2
by James Kendall Hosmer - 1890 - 420 pages
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The Constitution of Deliberative Democracy

Carlos Santiago Nino - Political Science - 1998 - 251 pages
...government. Mill demonstrates that representative government— the government in which "the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested in the entire aggregate of the community"52— is the one which best satisfies it. This move requires three auxiliary premises: the...
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Twelve Great Philosophers: A Historical Introduction to Human Nature

Wayne P. Pomerleau - Philosophy - 1997 - 473 pages
...their collective interests." Mill advocates representative government, in which political authority "is vested in the entire aggregate of the community,...only having a voice in the exercise of that ultimate authority, but being, at least occasionally, called on to take an actual part in the government by...
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John Stuart Mill's Social and Political Thought: Critical Assessments

G. W. Smith, John Stuart Mill - Social Science - 1998 - 4 pages
...207, where Mill writes that "the ideally best form of government is that in which the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested...discharge of some public function, local or general." 27. "Reorganisation of the Reform Party", Essays on Politics & Culture, p. 287. His view in "The Rationale...
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Mill and the Moral Character of Liberalism

Eldon J. Eisenach - Political Science - 2010
...which sovereignty is vested in the people and in which every citizen, "at least occasionally, [is] called on to take an actual part in the government,...discharge of some public function, local or general" (19 CW, 404). This is a government that is based on the principle of equality but is not in thrall...
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Virtue and the Making of Modern Liberalism

Peter Berkowitz - Philosophy - 2000 - 256 pages
...which sovereignty is vested in the people, and in which every citizen, "at least occasionally, [is] called on to take an actual part in the government,...personal discharge of some public function, local or general."122 This is a government that is based on the principle of equality but is not in the thrall...
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Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions

Stephen L. Elkin, Karol Edward Soltan - Political Science - 2010
...citizens both have "a voice" in the sovereign authority and, at least occasionally, are "called upon to take an actual part in the government by the personal...discharge of some public function, local or general" (42). ln a central passage. Mill wrote that there was little in most men's lives ''to give any largeness...
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Democracy at Work: A Comparative Sociology of Environmental Regulation in ...

Richard Professor Munch, Richard Münch, Christian Lahusen, Markus Kurth, Cornelia Borgards, Carsten Stark, Claudia Jaub - Political Science - 2001 - 262 pages
...difficulty in showing that the ideally best form of government is that in which the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested...discharge of some public function, local or general." (Mill 1977: 403-404). It is the government's task to promote all societal interests. Nevertheless,...
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Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st-Century America

Gary Hart - Political Science - 2002 - 304 pages
...Jeffersonian in his view that "the ideally best form of government is that in which the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested...personal discharge of some public function, local or general."89 Mill notes the "great discouragement to an individual, and a still greater one to a class"...
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The Orthocratic State

Martin Sicker - Political Science - 2003 - 200 pages
...implicitly by suggesting that "the ideally best form of government is that in which the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested...personal discharge of some public function, local or general."66 In other words, government by the people does not necessarily mean actual government by...
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John Stuart Mill: A Biography

Nicholas Capaldi - Art - 2004 - 436 pages
...difficulty in showing that the ideally best form of government is that in which the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested...discharge of some public function, local or general. ... A completely popular government . . . [i]s both more favourable to present good government, and...
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