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 ***** Mills explores ***** idea that liberty is in fact, truly realized only in a nation where a represent*****tive government ***** elected. A representative ***** can be def*****ed in *****, as a democr*****tic government, one ***** is elected for the people by the people.

In his work John Mill defines ***** in many *****, ***** an attempt to identify the role of government in keeping order *****d maintaining progress in a democratic society, yet also ***** a manner that supports ***** cause of "liberty and justice for all." In Chapter one, Mills 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 government ***** possess is to promote the virtue ***** intelligence of the ***** **********." Th***** statement reflects Mill's condoning of accepting the ***** and intelligence ***** the people ***** make up a given community, ***** only in a ***** where intelligence is respected m*****y ***** ex*****t.

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

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

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

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