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For Hobbes the social contract is of a perpetual nature, and cannot be revised, for Locke this was not the case, instead it was thought that if the Sovereign discontinued to fulfil its purpose in defending the individual's interests the social contract was breached and the individual had the right to deny the Sovereign's authority...
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Authors since tend to fall into either the Hobbes group or the Locke group, Rousseau's opinion falls within the latter believing the governed were free to disobey and establish a new political contract if they did not feel the Sovereign is delivering its side of the contract. Kant believed that there was no right to revolution due to the Sovereign being indivisible, as did Hobbes...
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