Single Idea 23390

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / a. Liberalism basics]

Full Idea

A liberal-democratic system is one in which those people who are subject to political authority have a right to participate in determining that authority.

Gist of Idea

In a liberal democracy all subjects of authority have a right to determine the authority


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd edn) [2002], 8.4)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd ed)' [OUP 2002], p.359

A Reaction

This applies to immigrants. The most anti-democratic move in recent democracies is the strategy of trying to make it more difficult to vote, perhaps by demanding identification documents, or creating huge queues.