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" Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason that it cannot be alienated; it consists essentially in the general will, and the will cannot be represented; it is the same or it is different; there is no medium. "
The Trend of History: Origins of Twentieth Century Problems - Página 148
por William Kay Wallace - 1922 - 372 páginas
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The Social Contract: And, The First and Second Discourses

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Gita May - 2002 - 315 páginas
...interest of two orders is placed in the first and second rank, the public interest only in the third. Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason...general will, and the will cannot be represented; it is itself or it is something else; there is no middle ground. The deputies of the people, then, are not...
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The Roman Republic in Political Thought

Fergus Millar, Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow Fergus Millar - 2002 - 201 páginas
...course of this (III.15.5), he expresses his trenchant view of the much vaunted freedom of the English: Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason...consists essentially in the general will, and the will does not admit of being represented: either it is the same or it is different; there is no middle ground....
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Political Actors: Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the ...

Paul Friedland - 2002 - 351 páginas
...famous for insisting that the general will could not be represented. As he wrote in the Social Contract, "Sovereignty cannot be represented, for the same reason...alienated; it consists essentially in the general will, and will does not represent itself: it is itself, or it is something else; there is no middle ground. The...
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Hegel's History of Philosophy: New Interpretations

Hegel Society of America. Meeting - 2003 - 232 páginas
...for all other rights" (CS, I/I). 14. Thereby adhering at least to the letter of Du contrat social: "Sovereignty cannot be represented, for the same reason...that it cannot be alienated. It consists essentially of the general will, and will cannot be represented" (CS, III/XV). 15. Among these I am most indebted...
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Democracy and the Public Space in Latin America

Leonardo Avritzer - 2009 - 208 páginas
...institutionality. Jean-Jacques Rousseau inaugurated this tradition with his remarks on British democracy: [Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason that it cannot be alienated. . . . The people's deputies are not and could not be its representatives; they are merely its agents...
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Veto Players: How Political Institutions Work

Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science George Tsebelis, George Tsebelis - 2002 - 317 páginas
...they are made by the people. The most famous argument to that effect comes from Rousseau (l947: 85): "Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason that it cannot be alienated; its essence is the general will, and that will must speak for itself, or it does not exist; it is either...
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Democracy as the Political Empowerment of the Citizen: Direct-deliberative E ...

Majid Behrouzi - 2006 - 238 páginas
...passing the well-known fact that Rousseau regarded this model of sovereignty as a form of slavery. "Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason...consists essentially in the general will, and the will does not allow of being represented. It is either itself or something else; there is nothing in between....
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Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Nadia Urbinati - 2006 - 328 páginas
...argument could be applied to a collective sovereign as well. "Sovereignty," Rousseau wrote in 1762, "cannot be represented for the same reason that it...general will, and the will cannot be represented; it is either itself or something else; no middle ground is possible. The deputies of the people, therefore,...
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Political Transition and Democratic Consolidation: Studies on Contemporary ...

Adriano Nervo Codato - 2006 - 171 páginas
...citizens, and their direct participation in the public sphere could guarantee a genuine democracy. "Sovereignty cannot be represented for the same reason that it cannot be alienated. It essentially consists in the general will, and this will can not be represented at all. Sovereignty...
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Political principles and institutions

John T. Scott - 2006 - 432 páginas
...be.19 Later, in the chapter devoted to representatives in Book III, he elaborates on this argument. Sovereignty cannot be represented, for the same reason that it cannot be alienated; its essence is the general will, and will cannot be represented — either it is the general will or...
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