Explain four teachings of Rousseau which laid the foundation of democracy?
The four teachings of Rousseau that laid the foundation of democracy were as follows :
- He upheld the doctrine of popular sovereignty.
- He believed that the government should be based on the consent of the governed.
- He stated that people are the real sovereigns and kings rule with their consent only.
- His famous book ‘Social Contract’ tells us about a contract between the rulers and the ruled whereby the former would guarantee the freedom and happiness.