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Jean Jacques Rousseau Political Writings

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ISBN-10: 029911094X

ISBN-13: 9780299110949

Edition: 1986 (Reprint)

Authors: Frederick Watkins, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Frederick Watkins' 1953 edition of Rousseau's Political Writings has long been noted for being fully accurate while representing much of Rousseau's eloquence and elegance. It contains what is widely regarded as the finest English translation of The Social Contract, Rousseau's greatest political treatise. In addition, this edition offers the best available translation of the late and important Government of Poland and the only published English translation of the fragment Constitutional Project for Corsica, which, says Watkins, provides the clearest possible demonstration of the practical implications of Rousseau's political thought. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 8/15/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Editor's Introduction
Editorial Note
Chronological Table
Bibliographical Note
The Social Contract
The State of Nature, the Civil State and the Essential Conditions of the Compact
The Subject of the First Book
The First Societies
The Right of the Strongest
That we must always go back to a First Convention
The Social Compact
The Sovereign
The Civil State
Real Property
That Sovereignty is inalienable
That Sovereignty is indivisible
Whether the General Will is subject to Error
The Limits of Sovereign Power
The Right of Life and Death
The Legislator
The People
The same continued
The same continued
The various Systems of Legislation
The various Types of Law
Political Laws
Government in general
The Constituent Principle of the various Forms of Government
The Classification of Governments
Mixed Governments
That no Form of Government is suitable to all Countries
The Signs of a good Government
The Abuse of Government and its Tendency to degenerate
The Death of the Body Politic
How the Sovereign Authority is maintained
The same continued
The same continued
Deputies or Representatives
That the Establishment of Government is not a Contract
The Establishment of Government
Means of forestalling Usurpations of Government
Means of Strengthening the Constitution
That the General Will is indestructible
Voting Procedures
The Roman Assemblies
The Tribunate
The Censorship
Civil Religion
Considerations on the Government of Poland
The Nature of the Problem
The Spirit of the Institutions of Antiquity
The Radical Defect
The Question of the Three Orders
Means of maintaining the Constitution
The King
Specific Causes of Anarchy
The Economic System
The Military System
Plan for a Sequence of Official Promotions embracing all Members of the Government
The Election of Kings
Constitutional Project for Corsica