Du Contrat Social
Rejecting the view that anyone has a natural right to wield authority over others, Rousseau argues instead for a pact, or 'social contract', that should exist between all the citizens of a state and that should be the source of sovereign power.
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Review: The Social ContractUser Review - Kyle Van oosterum - Goodreads
"Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains." For some a devoted defense of democracy and for others the bible of totalitarianism, The Social Contract stands as one of the most eloquent treatises ... Read full review
Review: The Social ContractUser Review - Joshua Stephen - Goodreads
Setting the stage for reform in both the French government and later the United States government, Rousseau's "The Social Contract" is illuminating for both philosophers and scholars on issues arising from independence of the individual versus concepts of what the state should and does represent. Read full review