Democracia e liberdade a legitimidade do governo, segundo Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


Even though Rousseau had stated that democracy is a gods regime and that such form of government is surrounded by difficulties, mainly regarding its conservation, Rousseau notably is not an oppose of this model, but he recognizes and points out the most recurrent problems of the democratic government. Nevertheless, as he carries out the exceptional function of a legislator in Corsica, when he operates the transition between the political theory and the practice, he surprised us suggesting that country should govern itself democratically. With this at sight, the present dissertation aims at investigating the issue: Democracy and Liberty the legitimacy of the government, according to Jean-Jacques Rousseau . In this sense, it will investigate three topics, which are considered essential for the understanding of the object of this research. First, the political fundamentals for the sustaining of the concept of sovereignty, that is, this study will investigate the social pact and the notion of liberty; second, it will examine the political difficulties of the government, or else, it will focus in dealing with two actions: the one which decrees and the one which institutes the government; and this research will highlight the tensions in the relation between the private and the general will, and finally, it will analyze the legitimacy of the democracy, that is, it will analyze the rousseauist concept of democracy, the conditions of possibility to have this model of government established and its practical execution from The Corsican Constitution Project experience. The investigation of these three topics has allowed it to verify that the legitimacy of democracy depends, mainly, on its configuration as the source of the sovereign or of the legitimate body politic, leading its actions accordingly to the general will.



ALVES, Vital Francisco Celestino. Democracia e liberdade a legitimidade do governo, segundo Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 2010. 92 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ciências Humanas) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2010.