Threats of abandonment based on a patient's choice are another example of coersion
Manente: its cruelty and "monstrosity," traits that, I will argue, provide insight into the social structures of the mid-sixteenth century, particularly those that rely upon coersion
Now, however, there is no such remainder: "[S]ociety," writes Mill, "has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences." (40) "In our times," Mill continues, "every one lives as under the eye of a hostile and dreaded censorship." (41) Discipline through surveillance, and coersion
through standardization has become commonplace.
But it is unlikely to work without coersion
; something that the constituency parties, which select candidates, will find difficult to accept.
See also McCartney, supra note 14, at 609-10 and accompanying text (reducing the topic of informed consent into five general components: (1) medical competency, (2) disclosure of information, (3) understanding, (4) freedom from coersion
in making the decision, and (5) acceptance or rejection of the proposed medical treatment).
Furthermore, she states that the contraction between liberty and coersion
that this tension illustrates is at the heart of the Revolution, with coersion
eventually gaining the upper hand through the Jacobins.