This book presents an overview of Jean–Jacques Rousseau's work from a political science perspective. Was Rousseau — the great theorist of the French Revolution—really a conservative? The text argues that the author of ‘The Social Contract’ was a constitutionalist much closer to Madison, Montesquieu, and Locke than to revolutionaries. Outlining his profound opposition to Godless materialism and revolutionary change, this book finds parallels between Rousseau and Burke, as well as showing that Rousseau developed the first modern theory of nationalism. It presents an integrated political analysis of Rousseau's educational, ethical, religious and political writings.
. Among the latter we may cite Aristotle,
Cicero, Locke, Montesquieu, Madison, Hayek and possibly even
Machiavelli (McCormick 2001: 297).
Like all dichotomies this one stretches reality, and may become
inaccurate and even absurd when applied too rigorously. However, as a
heuristic device it may serve a purpose, namely by identifying the common
denominators which we might otherwise overlook. Moreover, this
distinction can even be found in the empirical literature (Ertmann 1997),
as well as theorists have used the distinction for hundreds of years. Thus
in 1476 the
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The ‘Four Freedoms’
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like John F. Kennedy – understood that sacrifice is a
necessary part of a working polity. He was never an institutionalist (like
Madison or Mill), though he greatly admired Montesquieu. He approvingly
cited the latter’s observation – from Considérations sur les causes de la
grandeur des Romains et leur décadance – that ‘at the birth of societies it is
the legislators who shape the institutions, after that it is the institutions
who shape the legislators’ (III: 381). (Although he also stressed that
institutions were not the only factors to shape the law
failed political doctrines.
This book is based on the premise – to be supported in the text – that
Rousseau speaks through the ages. It seeks to show that Rousseau, while he
may not have the answers to contemporary problems, at the very least
provides new angles and perspectives on the debate. By failing to take
these contributions seriously we rob ourselves of an important source of
inspiration when we deal with the political problems of our times. Of
course, Rousseau is not the only thinker to inspire. Marx, Plato, Smith,
Aristotle, Madison, Hobbes, Hegel and Locke
The politics of exhumation in post-genocide Rwanda
/info-9-2-06’, ICTR, 29 April 1996.
T. Cruvellier, Court of Remorse inside the International Criminal Tribunal
for Rwanda (trans. C. Voss) (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press,
2010), p. 13.
This included the expulsion of dozens of NGOs in December 1995, the
slow pace of the ICTR’s work, and the meagre financial assistance provided to the new regime in contrast to the aid given to refugee camps.
M. Klinkner, ‘Forensic science expertise for international criminal proceedings: an old problem, a new context and a pragmatic resolution’,
International Journal of Evidence
The disposal of bodies in the 1994 Rwandan genocide
Ibid., p. 39.
100 Vidal, ‘Le commémoration du génocide’, p. 578.
101 J. Meierhenrich, ‘Topographies of remembering and forgetting:
the transformation of lieux de mémoire in Rwanda’, in S. Straus &
L. Waldorf (eds), Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights
After Mass Violence (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011),
pp. 283–96, p. 290; R. Ibreck, ‘The politics of mourning: survivor contributions to memorials in post-genocide Rwanda’, Memory Studies,
3:4 (2010), pp. 330–43, at p. 334.
102 van’t Spijker, Les Usages funeraires, p. 61.
103 Vidal, ‘Le
’ in the Book of Ecclesiastes. And local
newspapers like the Jackson Clarion Ledger and Madison County
Journal continue to credit A Time To Kill with
‘bringing [Canton’s] residents closer together . . . across
racial boundaries [more] than any other experience in the city’s
history’. 40 Filmmakers
and audiences are only just beginning to excavate the layers of film and
See Jeff Smith, The Presidents We Imagine
(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009 ).
See, for example, Trevor Parry-Giles and Shawn
J. Parry-Giles, The Prime-Time Presidency. The West Wing and U.S.
Nationalism (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006
Why modern African economies are dependent on mineral resources
forms of property, and other industries.
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