バークの『ラングリッシュ卿への書簡』

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Title
バークの『ラングリッシュ卿への書簡』
Author
氏名 真嶋 正己
ヨミ マジマ マサミ
別名 Majima Masami
Subject
Edmund Burke
エドマンド・バーク
Irish Catholics
アイルランド・カトリック
Constitution
国制
Franchise
選挙権
Prudence
愼慮
Abstract

 Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe (1792) stood out as an important piece of political writing in which Edmund Burke (1729-97) advocated the relief of the Irish Catholics.
In this paper I examine the Letter, analyze his assertions in line with the context, and then discuss its significance.
Over the course of 1791 further concessions to the Irish Catholics emerged as the political points
at issue, both in Ireland and in Britain.
The central issue was whether to grant enfranchisement to Catholics.
In the Letter Burke emphasized the justification and urgency of admitting Catholics to the elective franchise, as based on the constitution.
He realized that total disfranchisement on
religious grounds was contradictory to the constitution, and moreover, would endanger the constitution itself.
In addition, he pleaded for understanding of Catholic enfranchisement as a matter of
prudence.
Taking a careful look at his argument, we notice that Burke had intended to champion the British constitution rather than the empire, and to champion civil society by means of incorporating Catholics into the constitution.

Journal Title
社会情報学研究
Volume
16
Spage
57
Epage
73
Published Date
2010-12
Publisher
広島文化学園大学社会情報学部
ISSN
13418459
Language
jpn
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
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hbg