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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - greeniezona - LibraryThing
I continue to love the Penguin Great Ideas series. Though the simple inclusion of a date of original publication would be very nice. Anyway, the book is a discussion of governments. Ideal governments ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
Here Rousseau introduces the idea of the "Social Contract" as being the establishing force behind structured civil society, governments, and states. The social contract is a mutually beneficial ... Read full review