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The Resource The duty to vote, Julia Maskivker

The duty to vote, Julia Maskivker

Label
The duty to vote
Title
The duty to vote
Statement of responsibility
Julia Maskivker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do we owe those in our communities? What do we owe strangers? In a sense, those who vie for political office locally and nationally do so, at least in part, from duty and obligation to their fellow citizens, to many they do not know and may never meet. In a democratic society, those who wish to participate in politics have the unbridled freedom to do exactly that: whether as leaders, or those who campaign for politicians, or as people who simply struggle to have their voice heard in everything from town hall meetings to protests. But by the same logic, we also have the freedom not to participate: the freedom not to care to be heard at all.Not so, says Julia Maskivker: such logic collapses when applied to the act of voting. Not only should we vote if we can--we must vote. Even when confronted with two unappealing candidates, or with ballot propositions whose effects we will barely feel, or with the fact that our single vote might never tip an election, we must vote. We have a duty of conscience to vote with care when doing so comes at so small a cost. Maskivker, a political theorist and philosopher, argues that those fortunate to live in democratic societies with freely elected leaders all share, simply, a moral obligation to vote. --
Assigning source
Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maskivker, Julia
Dewey number
172/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1001
LC item number
.M276 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voting
  • Political participation
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
Label
The duty to vote, Julia Maskivker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Voting and Justice
  • Being a Good Samaritan Requires You to Vote
  • What Does It Take to Vote With Care?
  • Why is Voting Special?
  • Self-Standing Arguments Against the Duty to Vote and Why They Fail
  • Voting and Collective Rationality: Final Thoughts
Control code
on1099999508
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780190066062
Lccn
2019014951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The duty to vote, Julia Maskivker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Voting and Justice
  • Being a Good Samaritan Requires You to Vote
  • What Does It Take to Vote With Care?
  • Why is Voting Special?
  • Self-Standing Arguments Against the Duty to Vote and Why They Fail
  • Voting and Collective Rationality: Final Thoughts
Control code
on1099999508
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9780190066062
Lccn
2019014951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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