The Conjunction of American Politics and Social Contract Theory
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Using American political party platforms, I will identify and analyze the influence of social contract theory in contemporary American politics. The relationship between the Lockean model of government and the Hobbesian role of government in American politics is intriguing and complex, and by identifying their influence in the rhetoric of the political platforms, I hope to analyze the deeper implications of a political system riddled with traditional social contract theory.
Green, Jessi E (2014). The Conjunction of American Politics and Social Contract Theory. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from