Democracy Links


November 28, 2004



 


Constitutions


 ● Constitutions of the World



Great Historical Writers on Government and Democracy


 ● Quotes from Thomas Jefferson


 ● John Locke: Why Government?


The Federalist Papers (18th century arguments in favor of forming a U.S. government)


 ● John Stuart Mill: On Liberty


 ● Adam Ferguson: An Essay on the History of Civil Society


Thomas Hobbes: The Elements of Law Natural and Politic


 ● Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan


 ● David Hume: Two Papers on Government


 ● Herbert Spencer: The Man versus the State


 ● Thomas Jefferson on Politics and Government


 ● Writings of Ancient and Classical Western Political Theorists


 ● Classic Writings on Liberal Democracy



Democracy in the U.S.


 ● Declaration of Independence


 ● Articles of Confederation


 ● The Federalist Papers


 ● Anti-Federalist Papers (Arguments against the proposed Constitution)


 ● Patrick Henry: Is War Inevitable?


 ● Thomas Paine: Common Sense


 ● Thomas Paine: The Rights of Man


 ● Collected Papers of Thomas Jefferson


 ● Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville



Miscellaneous Items of Interest to Students of Democracy


Tragedy of the Commons


 ● Interview with James M. Buchanan


 ● Essay on the Voter's Paradox and Other Social Dilemmas (Leon Felkin's Home Page: well worth a visit)


 ● The Prisoners' Dilemma


 ● Local Democracy Links


 ● Virtual Library on Democracy


 ● Public Choice: Web Page of the Journal


 ● David Friedman's Book on the Economics of Law


 ● Robert’s Rules of Order



 




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