Title: Why Liberals Can Favour Compulsory Attendance
Authors: Engelen, Bart # ×
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Series Title: Politics vol:3 issue:29 pages:218-222
Abstract: It has been argued that compulsory voting conflicts with a number of liberal commitments, such as
free thought, free speech and privacy. This article aims to show that compulsory voting, which is
actually a misnomer for compulsory attendance, can in fact be defended on a liberal basis. If
understood correctly, compulsory attendance laws and liberalism fit quite easily together.
ISSN: 0263-3957
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
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