consent of the governed

consent of the governed
A political theory in which a government or set of governments could only be deemed legitimate if it is supported by the people under which it exercises its political influence.

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  • The Unanimous Declaration of The Thirteen United States of America — Die Urkunde der Unabhängigkeitserklärung nach einem Druck aus dem Jahr 1823 In der Unabhängigkeitserklärung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (engl.: Declaration of Independence; offiziell: The Unanimous Declaration of The Thirteen United… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Consent Theory — is derived from John Locke s idea that all men are created equal. While this is sometimes interpreted to mean that all men are created equally good, or equally able, it actually means that no person has natural authority over any other.There is,… …   Wikipedia

  • The Religion of Russia —     The Religion of Russia     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Religion of Russia     A. The Origin of Russian Christianity     There are two theories in regard to the early Christianity of Russia; according to one of them, Russia was Catholic from …   Catholic encyclopedia

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