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Volume 23 • Number 4

October 2009



An Argument for Voting Abstention

by Nathan Hanna

Voting abstention is often regarded with disdain, as if voting is a pressing civic duty that admits of few if any exceptions. This view has little to be said for it, but I will not directly criticize arguments for it here. Others have already done this (Brennan forthcoming; Brennan and Lomasky 2000). My aim is somewhat more ambitious. I defend an argument of the following form.

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