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Sociálny darwinizmus ako teoretický prístup k diskusii o horných limitoch volebného práva


Lukáš Vilímek – Daniela Škutová


Politické vedy, Volume 20, Number 2/2017, pages 164-184

Odporúčaná forma citácie článku / Recommended form for quotation of the article:

VILÍMEK, L. –ŠKUTOVÁ, D. 2017. Social Darwinism as Theoretical Approach to Discussion about Upper Limits of Suffrage. In Politické vedy. [online]. Roč. 20, č. 2, 2017. ISSN 1335–2741, s. 164-184. Dostupné na internete: <>.



The question of the possibility to implement the upper limit of voting right is rather sensitive yet on the rise in democratic societies. The main goal of the research is to concentrate on moral and social consequences of eventual introduction of such limitation, and presentation of related pros and cons. Secondary, it aims to contribute to real and substantial professional discussion about this sensitive and specific topic. The article intends to provide a rational explanation of relevancy of our dilemma and its consequences for development of democracy and credibility of elections, as well as application of Social Darwinism theory and theory of public choice on the researched topic. Methodological framework in our work includes analysis of political scientists’ and thinkers’ works. The advocacy and criticism of the topic of our research is made by synthesis of their works. We are analyzing as well the legal documents, which create normative obstacles to our intention. Eventually, the authors reached coherent insights on this dilemma and conclude that even if risks are present, the upper limit of suffrage could lead to stability and credibility of elections.

Key words: citizen, active voting right, elections, Social Darwinism, Public Choice Theory


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