What is the relation between collective and individual self-determination in the liberal script?
SCRIPTS Arguments by Michael Zürn
Jun 16, 2022
Collective self-determination in the form of democracy belongs to every modern description of the liberal script. Individual self-determination, however, is closer to its core and higher ranked in its definition. Yet, the idea of co-originality is still very useful for liberal theorizing. Individual and collective self-determination depend on the minimum presence of the other without being mutually reinforcing. Their relation represents one of the most important varieties of the liberal script.