Welcome to Minervaland! You have been selected to serve as part of the Constitutional Convention following a political crisis. In accordance with Rawls’ principles of the “veil of ignorance,” you bring no social identity with you to this Convention.
Oh, so a few facts you should know about Minervaland:
I. Politics Committee
P1. How is power distributed in Minervaland?
P2. How do citizens participate in the government of Minervaland?
P3. How should political speech by regulated in Minervaland?
P4. Should peaceful assembly be permitted?
P5. Does Minervaland have an official religion? If so, which?
II. Law & Justice Committee
L1. How long can a citizen be held in detention by authorities before being formally charged with a crime?
L2. When is torture permitted in Minervaland?
L3. When one is accused of a crime, one is . . .
L4. Who reviews most legal cases in Minerva?
L5. When are trials held in secret?
III. Economy Committee
E1. How will property be treated in Minervaland?
E2. When can property be seized from individuals?
E3. Employment is:
E4. Vacations should be provided:
IV. Human Welfare Committee
H1. Should Minervaland guarantee a basic income for its citizens?
H2. How should healthcare be provided in Minervaland?
H3. How should childcare be provided?
H4. How should the state support education in Minervaland?
H5. How will elderly Minervans be cared for?
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