When a central authority in a democracy acts in our identify, are we, as electorate, liable for these acts? What if the govt. commits an ethical crime? The protestor's slogan--"Not in our name!"--testifies to the necessity to separate ourselves from the wrongs of our leaders. but the concept person electorate may endure a different accountability for political wrongdoing is deeply difficult for usual morality and top theories of democracy. In Our Name explains how voters could be morally uncovered to the disasters in their representatives and nation associations, and the way complicity is the pro probability of democratic citizenship. Confronting the moral demanding situations that voters are confronted with in a self-governing democracy, Eric Beerbohm proposes institutional treatments for facing them.
Beerbohm questions triumphing theories of democracy for failing to account for our twin place as either electorate and matters. displaying that the duty to take part within the democratic approach is even larger once we hazard serving as accomplices to wrongdoing, Beerbohm argues for a particular department of work among voters and their representatives that fees lawmakers with the accountability of incorporating their parts' ethical ideas into their reasoning approximately coverage. Grappling with the sensible problems with democratic selection making, In Our Name engages with political technological know-how, legislation, and psychology to check mechanisms for voters looking to steer clear of democratic complicity.