La ética del voto y el gobierno de los pocos. A propósito de Jason Brennan y John Stuart Mill

Télos 21 (1):43-71 (2017)

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In this article Jason Brennan’s arguments about the moral duties relating to our practice of voting are examined. These arguments provide an epistocratic approach of politics and present a conception of abstention at four levels: abstention as a personal choice, as a moral responsibility, as a duty legally enforceable and as an obligation decided by lot. The contrast with John Stuart Mill’s positions helps to highlight the postdemocratic ambivalences and the latent paternalism behind Brennan’s rejection of massive voting and electoral democracy. A deliberative, Millian-inspired understanding of abstention also allows questioning the assumption in Brennan’s successive proposals that there is no significant loss in overlooking the political valence of qualified abstention.
Keywords Jason Brennan  John Stuart Mill  abstención, deliberación, epistocracia, Jason Brennan, John Stuart Mill, voto, deberes  abstention  deliberation  duties.  epistocracy  voting
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DOI 10.15304/t.21.1.3638
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Is There a Duty to Vote?Loren E. Lomasky & Geoffrey Brennan - 2000 - Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (1):62.
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