International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Political Science | Vietnam | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023


Rousseau's thoughts on Democracy and Democracy in Vietnam at Present

Nguyen Trung Hieu [2]


Abstract: Jean Jacques Rousseau's thoughts (1712 - 1776) on democracy reflected the revolutionary spirit of the times, which is still valid today. Inheriting the progressive values of the Enlightenment era, in Vietnam democracy was soon built to exercise the people's mastery. The practice of building democracy in Vietnam has gained many outstanding achievements in the country and the world. This paper aims at analyzing and comparing Rousseau's theory to the reality of democracy in Vietnam, contributing to raising awareness about democracy in general and democracy in Vietnam in particular. The results show that democracy in Vietnam today has many similarities with Rousseau's concept, especially since our country is gradually building and moving towards improving direct democracy to promote the right to mastery for the people. However, democracy in Vietnam also contains its own values and forms, consistent with the history of Vietnam.


Keywords: Rousseau, the rule of law State, people's power, common will


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 652 - 657


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