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Mause I 45
Republicanism/Rousseau: Modern republicanism, which, from a modified connection to the old European republicanism of the Greek polis and the Roman res publica, proceeds from a primacy of the state or politics over society, is founded in opposition to liberalism and criticizes its glorification of bourgeois society. He takes up the theoretical achievements of the liberal tradition and gives them a critical turn: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) establishes the primacy of politics in a contractualist way in the form of the volonté générale in "The Social Contract" (Du contrat social, 1762). (1)

1. J.-J. Rousseau, Vom Gesellschaftsvertrag oder Prinzipien des Staatsrechts. In Politische Schriften, Hrsg. Ludwig Schmidts, Bd. 1, Paderborn 1977, S. 72-93.

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Rousseau I
J. J. Rousseau
Les Confessions, 1765-1770, publ. 1782-1789
German Edition:
The Confessions 1953

Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium Wiesbaden 2018

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