Meagher's Mischaracterisation of Majoritarianism
Posted: 5 Aug 2009
Date Written: August 4, 2009
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
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