Rousseau's Radical Constitutionalism and Its Legacy

In: Dowdle, M. W. and Wilkinson, M. A. (eds.) Constitutionalism Beyond Liberalism. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107112759

41 Pages Posted: 24 May 2017

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Marco Goldoni

University of Glasgow - Faculty of Law & Financial Studies

Date Written: May 22, 2017

Abstract

This chapter offers a reconstruction of Rousseau's legal theory as an alternative to modern liberal constitutionalism. In particular, the chapter focuses on the political economy of Rousseau's constitutionalism: the constitutional function of private property and money are both addressed as key pillars of his constitutional doctrine. The chapter then briefly retrieves the traces of this radical aspect of Rousseau's constitutional doctrine in some Jacobin and Marxist authors.

Keywords: Rousseau; constitutional doctrine; private property

Suggested Citation

Goldoni, Marco, Rousseau's Radical Constitutionalism and Its Legacy (May 22, 2017). In: Dowdle, M. W. and Wilkinson, M. A. (eds.) Constitutionalism Beyond Liberalism. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107112759 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2971995

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Glasgow, Scotland
United Kingdom

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