Democracy Without Private Property?

Democracy Without Private Property?

This article studies John Locke’s perception of private property as the ultimate enabler of freedom and democracy; an idea which defined the future course of Western democracy. How relevant is this idea today in the context of modern capitalism? Could a democratic society exist without this notion of property rights? 

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The Dilemmas of Authority and Contractarianism (Hobbes, 1651)

The Dilemmas of Authority and Contractarianism (Hobbes, 1651)

Who is worthy of governing? When should authority be questioned and obeyed? Is concentrated power destined to be corrupted? This article utilizes the work of Thomas Hobbes, specifically Leviathan (1651), to explore these questions and more.

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