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William N. Nelson
University of Houston (Houston, TX 77204-0001)

The Justification of Democracy

To analyse various approaches to the justification of democracy and to identify the most promising. Starting with the premise that a democracy is a government in which major policies are chosen by a vote of the citizens or their elected representatives and in which rights like universal suffrage and freedom of speech are effectively guaranteed-- P.I. will delve into reasons we have for regarding democracy as the best form of government.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 7/31/1975