Meagher's Mischaracterisation of Majoritarianism

Posted: 5 Aug 2009

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James Allan

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

Date Written: August 4, 2009

Abstract

The author defends the view that a majoritarian democrat can, without inconsistency, condemn the legislature's decision to enact a statutory bill of rights. In doing so the author considers Jeremy Waldron's Kantian or strong-rights based attack on bills of rights and compares it to a consequentialist based attack.

Keywords: Waldron, statutory bills of rights, paternalism, democratic credentials

Suggested Citation

Allan, James, Meagher's Mischaracterisation of Majoritarianism (August 4, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1443628

James Allan (Contact Author)

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

The University of Queensland
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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