One of the articles James Mill wrote for the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Supplement to the Encyclopedia Britannica (London: J. Innes, 1825).
The text is in the public domain.
- Author: James Mill
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Table of Contents
- I.: The End of Government; viz. the Good or Benefit for the Sake of which it exists.
- II.: The Means of attaining the End of Government; viz. Power, and Securities against the Abuse of that Power.
- III.: That the requisite Securities against the Abuse of Power, are not found in any of the simple Forms of Government.
- IV.: An Objection stated — and answered.
- V.: That the requisite Securities are not found in a Union of the Three simple Forms of Government;—Doctrine of the Constitutional Balance.
- VI.: In the Representative System alone the Securities for good Government are to be found.
- VII.: What is required in a Representative Body to make it a Security for good Government?
- VIII.: What is required in the Elective Body to secure the requisite Properties in the Representative Body.
- IX.: 1. Objection: That a perfect Representative System, if established, would destroy the Monarchy, and the House of Lords.
- X.: II. Objection: That the People are not capable of acting agreeably to their Interests.