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Innovations by Rousseau

Rousseau advocated sovereignty of the people in a democracy & their active participation in assemblies & its relevance is not lost in modern political context.

What is the relevance of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's political philosophy in modern times? According to Theophile Penigaud, postdoctoral associate at Yale University Institution for Social and Policy Studies, one important aspect of Rousseau's political philosophy is that he rehabilitated the people' s ability to exercise sovereignty, not only in theory but in practice. He wrote that sovereignty does not originate from the people, it is inseparable from them. He opined that popular sovereignty canno...

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