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The Limits of Self-Governance: Inequality Objections

What are the inequality or ethical objections to self-governance? In this video Professor Mark Pennington takes you through the arguments.

The second set of objections to the case for self-governance centre around the issue of inequality.

If citizens are allowed to devise their own solutions to a plethora of collective action problems, some communities will be successful and others will fall behind.

This can generate and compound structural inequalities that otherwise would not exist under a more monocentric or government-controlled allocation of public resources. In this lecture, we’ll consider these objections and potential responses.

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