Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
In this paper, I examine John Stuart Mill's views on representative government in an effort to show his support for democracy. In order to accomplish this, I examine his relationship to the Ancient Athenian direct democracy. I argue that Mill’s appreciation for the guiding principles of the participatory democracy in Athens implies that his own beliefs regarding the principles of democracy are positive and supportive.
Wolfe, Devon, "J.S. Mill the Democrat: Connecting Mill, Athens, and Election Reform" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1210.