In Robert Cavelier (ed.), Approaching Deliberative Democracy. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: pp. 31-52 (2011)

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S. M. Amadae
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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This article compares James M. Buchanan's and John Rawls's theories of democratic governance. In particular it compares their positions on the characteristics of a legitimate social contract. Where Buchanan argues that additional police force can be used to quell political demonstrations, Rawls argues for a social contract that meets the difference principle.
Keywords James Buchanan  John Rawls  Justice  Democracy  Legitimacy  Political Protests  Police  Difference Principle  Hobbes Leviathan  Prisoner's Dilemma
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