A 'Basic Dictatorship' Problem

Bowden, James W.J. “A ‘Basic Dictatorship’ Problem” The Dorchester Review 6, no. 1 (Autumn-Winter 2016): 84-87.

4 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2017

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James Bowden

Parks Canada; Carleton University

Date Written: December 22, 2016

Abstract

This article examines the political Romanticism of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which animates his political thought and is ultimately the root cause of his self-professed admiration for basic dictatorships in China and Cuba and his belief in the myth that authoritarian regimes are inherently more efficient than liberal democracies. In reality, good government fundamentally depends upon a strong link between taxation, representation, and expenditure, which bind together the accountability and responsibility of the government and the consent of the governed.

Keywords: Political Romanticism

Suggested Citation

Bowden, James, A 'Basic Dictatorship' Problem (December 22, 2016). Bowden, James W.J. “A ‘Basic Dictatorship’ Problem” The Dorchester Review 6, no. 1 (Autumn-Winter 2016): 84-87., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2889050 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2889050

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