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" The effect of the first difference is, on the one hand, to refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love... "
The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788, by Mr ... - Página 48
por James Madison, John Jay - 1818 - 671 páginas
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The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now

Carnes Lord - 2004 - 275 páginas
...representation. The effect of this device— one of the capital discoveries of the "new political science" — is "to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing...sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations." The second is the extent and diversity of the nation itself. "Extend the sphere, and you take in a...
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The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

Fareed Zakaria - 2003 - 286 páginas
...By the "delegation of government" to a group of citizens elected by the rest, it would be possible to "refine and enlarge the public views, by passing...sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations." His words may sound old fashioned, but they represent a remarkably modern idea: delegation. The more...
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The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now

Carnes Lord - 2008 - 304 páginas
...DEMOCRACY effect of this device—one of the capital discoveries of the "new political science"—is "to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing...will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or pardal considerations." The second is the extent and diversity of the nation itself. "Extend the sphere,...
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James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government

Samuel Kernell - 2005 - 381 páginas
...a properly designed "scheme of representation" to provide an important auxiliary check on factions: "to refine and enlarge the public views by passing...discern the true interest of their country . . . and will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations" (Federalist 10, MP 10,268)....
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America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire

Claes G. Ryn - 2003 - 221 páginas
...opinion is sifted through representative institutions. In the words of Federalist No. 10, it is desirable "to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing...best discern the true interest of their country."' The Framers also assumed that voting would be restricted to individuals who, as property owners, were...
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Party government...: American Government in Action

Elmer Eric Schattschneider - 1960 - 219 páginas
...figure of a filter. He said that the function of a republic with representative institutions, etc., was "to refine and enlarge the public views by passing...best discern the true interest of their country." — Federalist, Number io. crnment. In an autocracy parties are controlled (suppressed) at the source;...
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Talking it Through: Puzzles of American Democracy

Robert William Bennett - 2003 - 223 páginas
...capable of such public spirited deliberation. James Madison held that a representative legislature might "refine and enlarge the public views by passing them...best discern the true interest of their country." But this possibility suggests weak ties between legislators and constituents, whereas the move toward...
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You Call This an Election?: America's Peculiar Democracy

Steven E. Schier - 2003 - 178 páginas
...but a vital means for improving the quality of governmental decision making by allowing officeholders to "refine and enlarge the public views, by passing...citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest in their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to...
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Canada's Founding Debates

Janet Ajzenstat - 2003 - 502 páginas
...articulated this preference for talent in government by calling for a republican system that would "refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens. " These citizens were to be "representatives whose enlightened views and virtuous sentiments render...
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American Social and Political Thought: A Reader

Andreas Hess - 2003 - 480 páginas
...passions; for, as Madison (sounding remarkably like Burke) had put it, the representative system could 'refine and enlarge the public views by passing them...through the medium of a chosen body of citizens'." Popular control and wise government, selfgovernment and a national imperium, accountability and centripetal...
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