Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and International Affairs
Major or Concentration
I reveal the Hobbesian undercurrents of Robert Dahl's political theory then apply his theory in an analysis of modern U.S. democracy compared to an analysis of John Locke's political theory of the same. I reveal that neither explain U.S. democratic legitimacy very well, but that Hobbe's political theory does based off of an objective definition.
Scheirer, Edward Harold, "Dahlian Democracy as a Hobbesian State and the Legitimacy of the U.S." (2016). Student Research Submissions. 43.