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An Instrumental Argument for a Human Right to Democracy


  • I would like to thank Katherine Barnes, Allen Buchanan, Michael Bukoski, Faviola Rivera Castro, Gerald Gaus, Gary Goertz, Cindy Holder, Loren Lomasky, Claudio Lopez-Guerra, Gerry Mackie, Colin McLeod, Alan Patten, David Reidy, Connie Rosati, Kathryn Sikkink, Andrew Williams, the Editors of Philosophy & Public Affairs, and audiences at the Keller Center for Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado, the University of Athens, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Tennessee, the University of Victoria, Wake Forest University, the University of Arizona, the University of Southern California, the Central European University, and the University of Warwick for very helpful discussion of earlier drafts of this article and its ideas.