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    Against Lottocracy
    European Journal of Political Theory 20 (2): 312-334. 2018.
    Dissatisfaction with democratic institutions has run high in recent years. Perhaps as a result, political theorists have begun to turn their attention to possible alternative modes of political dec...
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    What’s wrong with vote buying
    Philosophical Studies 177 (2): 1-21. 2020.
    Almost everyone would agree that vote buying is morally wrong, and that prohibitions on vote buying are morally justified. Yet, recently, several philosophers have argued that vote buying is morally permissible, and that it should be legally permitted. This paper begins by examining and criticising arguments that have been offered in defence of vote buying. I then go on to consider existing attempts to explain the wrongness of vote buying, arguing that none is wholly successful. I then advance a…Read more
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    Rights and Demands: A Foundational Inquiry
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 98 (1): 210-210. 2020.
    Volume 98, Issue 1, March 2020, Page 210-210.
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    Enfranchising the Youth
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1-24. 2018.
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    What’s wrong with vote buying
    Philosophical Studies 177 (2): 551-571. 2020.
    Almost everyone would agree that vote buying is morally wrong, and that prohibitions on vote buying are morally justified. Yet, recently, several philosophers have argued that vote buying is morally permissible, and that it should be legally permitted. This paper begins by examining and criticising arguments that have been offered in defence of vote buying. I then go on to consider existing attempts to explain the wrongness of vote buying, arguing that none is wholly successful. I then advance a…Read more
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    A Citizens’ Assembly for the Cognitively Disabled
    Social Theory and Practice 46 (1): 205-229. 2020.
    Most democracies disenfranchise persons with cognitive disabilities. Several democratic theorists have, for a range of reasons, recently argued that such restrictions ought to be abolished. I agree with such arguments. Some, however, have also expressed the hope that enfranchising such persons might give politicians more powerful incentives to attend to such persons’ interests. I argue that such hopes are likely to be disappointed. If we wish to ensure that such persons’ interests are taken seri…Read more
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    Enfranchising the Youth
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (6): 732-755. 2020.