Thesis Carinne Elion-Valter, The citizen as ' Doubting Thomas', credibility, legitimacy and dialogue Voor NL samenvatting, zie hierna [Not for citation] On November 22, 1935, at a time when law and democracy in Europe were facing challenges and the threat of war was increasing, the political tragedy La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu (hereinafter: Troie) by the French playwright Jean Giraudoux (1862-1944) was having its premiere. Giraudoux' play is about the mythical city of Troy.The political community has to decide whether to fight a war against the Greek waiting at sea in front of the city or not.Secondly, the play asks attention to the quality of information and democratic debate so problems can be addressed in a proper way and sound decisions can be taken.Thirdly, the part played by Demokos calls attention to the question what separates the art of persuasion from rhetoric. top web sites are listed with rankings based on popularity and show traffic ranking details.
The review of the play Troie in Chapters 1 and 2 serves as a prelude to this thesis about the factors of credibility and legitimacy of law and democracy.
In the play a demagogic poet Demokos incites the population consisting of World War I veterans to war enthusiasm.
His opponent is prince Hector who articulates the humanistic ideal of peace and democracy. A lawyer, Busiris, conceited and empty headed, is called forward by the parties to render his legal opinion on the matter. When Hector protests and threatens to jail him, the lawyer sees room for interpretation and advises peace. So, firstly, Troie highlights the potential weak position of legal institutions opposite war, demagogy and professional failure.
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