Essay - Introduction in His Work, 'Considerations on Representative Government,' John Stuart...


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INTRODUCTION

***** his work, "Considerations on Representative Government," John Stuart Mills reconciles liberty with democracy in many ways. Throughout the work Mills explores ***** idea that liberty is in fact, truly realized only in a nation where a represent*****tive government is elected. A representative ***** can be defined in *****, as a democratic government, one that is ***** for the people by ***** people.

In his work John Mill defines ***** in many ways, in an attempt to identify the role of government in keep*****g order *****d maintaining progress in a democratic society, yet also in a manner ***** supports ***** cause of "liberty and justice for all." In Chapter one, ***** claims that "the first element of good government, being the virtue and intelligence of ***** human beings composing the community, the most important point ***** excellence which any from of ***** can possess is ***** promote the virtue and intelligence of the people **********." This statement reflects Mill's condoning of accepting the virtue and ***** of the people that make up a given *****, and only in a community where intelligence is respected m*****y ***** ex*****t.

Mills ***** or brings together liberty and democracy ***** demonstrating how the two exist in and ***** ********** ***** also together. A democratic government, for example, is in essence one that ********** the ***** of it's community members and *****. Mills goes on to discuss the importance of political *****stitutions as mechanisms with which ***** foster in members ***** the community that have "desirable qualities, moral and intellectual". ***** ***** ***** ********** such ***** traits will operate in the ***** efficient *****.

SYNOPSIS

***** criterion ***** Mills uses to measure the efficacy of government is the degree to which it tends ***** increase ***** "sum of good qualities in the governed, collectively and individually". He continues in the ***** chapter ***** his work to expound upon ***** importance of the good nature and virtue of the men governing a nation, for a ***** and government is only as good, according ***** Mills, as the people that run it. A democratic government, ***** to Mills, can only ensure the liberty of ***** people ***** represents if the people elected to office are concerned about the well being of *****ir countrymen. By nature, men ***** are virtuous and true ***** do so. Those that ***** not are quickly removed from ***** ***** pun*****hed by the very people who elected them in m***** instances.

***** is representative of freedom. Freedom should be exemplified in a *****ciety ***** is *****, represent*****tive of the voice of the people. The two terms are virtually one in ***** same, be***** a democracy or representative government, according to Mills, must essentially ensure the liberty of people. A democracy promotes the rights of ***** to act out, to voice their opinions and to elect their *****ficials. A democracy ***** be comprised of virtuous and true people. ***** Mills main ***** throughout ***** work is that a government is ***** as good

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