Attending to Time and Place in Rousseau's Legislative Art

  title={Attending to Time and Place in Rousseau's Legislative Art},
  author={D. Schaeffer},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  • D. Schaeffer
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • The Review of Politics
  • In his Plan for a Constitution for Corsica , Rousseau recommends a series of institutional arrangements and psychological incentives designed to generate certain salutary opinions and behaviors on the part of the citizens. However, he also indicates in several ways that it is not only impossible to control such outcomes absolutely or permanently, but also undesirable insofar as a static people tends to be a languorous people. This essay argues that the model of citizenship that emerges in… CONTINUE READING
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