Liberty and Institutions of Self-Government
The colloquium took as its inspiration the critical question that begins the line of inquiry in The Federalist, “whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force." Taking that theme as the point of departure, the colloquium explored the question in a more general setting and with a distinguished group of international academics, including (but not limited to) those from China, Hong Kong, and countries in Africa.
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