Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778, author.

Title The Social Contract (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) [electronic resource] / Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Barnes & Noble, [2009]


Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Access Access limited to subscribing institutions.
Summary Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. With those words, quite possibly the most famous in all political thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau launches The Social Contract. It is a work that loomed over the French Revolution, haunted subsequent generations, and stalks the twenty-first century. Composed in the autumn of the Old Regime, The Social Contract presents a radical new form of political community composed of free and equal citizens who collectively retain ultimate authority; today it remains the most compelling counter-model to modern representative liberal democracy. Complex and deeply unnerving, The Social Contract challenges its readers to rethink their understanding of freedom and servitude, the common good, and the very legitimacy of contemporary governments.".
Note Print version record.
Access Digital content provided by Freading Ebook Service.
Subject Economics.
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Social contract.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959.
Hall, John C. (John Cecil)
Brumfitt, J. H.
Freading (Firm)
Added Title Works. Selections. English. 198
Other Form: Print version: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. Social contract. New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2005. 0760770212 (pbk.) (DLC)2006271045
ISBN 9781411428799 (epub)
Standard No. 9781411428799

Available items only