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  • Locke's Second Treatise Of Government
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    Ideology and politics The purpose of this paper is to treat the similarly and differences of liberalism. Iwill use John Locke and Adam Smith to represent classical liberals. John Stuart Mill and John Maynard Keynes will be used to show contemporary liberals. John Locke In John Locke's Second Treatise of Government he develops a theory of government as a product of a social contract, which when broken justifies the creation ofa new government for the protection of life, liberty and property. He b...
  • Individual's Role In Government
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    Government is an interesting concept developed by humans in order to come together and form a better way of life. Government often times has stepped in to judge what this better way of life should be. In current times, there has been the near censorship of art and in the past theatrical world, the morals of a community are mandated by government. Ever since people came out of the state of nature and started forming governments, the role of that government has been always been debated. Early phil...
  • Corrupt Countries
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    Over the last few years, the issue of corruption -- the abuse of public office for private gain -- has attracted renewed interest, both among academics and policymakers. There are a number of reasons why this topic has come under recent inspection. Corruption scandals have toppled governments in both major industrial countries and developing countries. In the transition countries, the shift from command economies to free market economies has created massive opportunities for the appropriation of...
  • Locke's Description Of The State Of Nature
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    Hobbes' Leviathan and Locke's Second Treatise of Government comprise critical works in the lexicon of political science theory. Both works expound on the origins and purpose of civil society and government. Hobbes' and Locke's writings center on the definition of the "state of nature" and the best means by which a society develops a systemic format from this beginning. The authors hold opposing views as to how man fits into the state of nature and the means by which a government should be formed...
  • Hobbes And Locke's View Of Social Obligation
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    According to the natural right theory, the state of nature is the original condition of human beings in regard to any common authority. In the state of nature, according to Thomas Hobbes, each individual has a right to everything, even the body / life of the other. The state of nature can lead to the state of moral chaos. Moral chaos produces physical chaos or war, thus the state of war, the war of all against all. The reason this is because no one has any connection to the other, everyone has t...
  • Locke's Second Treatise Of Government
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    In 1689, John Locke published, what proved to be, a valuable document for the American Revolution as well as life in present day America, known as the Second Treatise of Government. In his document he creates a model of his ideal civil government, which is created by the people to ensure their "natural rights" of life, liberty, and property. This government may also be dissolved upon the decision of the people, when it is believed that the sovereignty has ceased to function properly. Locke's mod...
  • Locke's Second Treatise Of Government
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    John Locke was probably one of the most influential thinkers and philosophers of the late 1600's. John Locke's views about government and politics are expressed in his Second Treatise of Government written in 1690. Locke advocates God-given rights for all human beings and that government is established to protect these individual rights. He argues that government exists by the consent of the governed. Locke also talks about the individual rights to property given by God for the use of the people...
  • John Locke
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    When one begins to examine the current hodgepodge of political governmental theories shaping the globe today, words such as "democracy,"communism", and "totalitarianism" emerge as dominant forces. Upon further inquiry, each system comprises a specific ideology concerning the relation of the governors to the governed people, however, it is only in democracy that one finds a true partnership between these two parties, thanks in large part to the work of the eighteenth century Enlightenment philoso...

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