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1. What are Waldron's two categories of rights?

  • rights consitutive of the democratic process and rights which embody the conditions necessary for the legitimacy of democracy
  • rights to property and rights to privacy
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2. Where can this passage be found: 'we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'?

  • American Declaration of Independence
  • American Bill of Rights

3. What does Dahl say about guardianship?

  • 'experts on tap, not on top'
  • 'to govern a state well requires more than scientific knowledge'

4. What is a fairer system of voting that majority wins?

  • Lottery voting
  • FPTP

5. What is the law of time and numbers?

  • the more citizens a democratic unit contains, the less that citizens can participate directly in government decisions and the more that they must delegate more authority to others'
  • representatives cannot see all of there constituents for the practical reasons of time and numbers

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