Group Theory and American Exceptionalism Name: Institution: Group Theory Hobbe's Locke and Rousseau have different perspectives of the social contract theory. The social contract theory is a philosophical theory that seeks to explain the origin of the state. A social contact is a moral and political obligation dependent on a contract between the people and the society. The social contact theory has three stages which provide the differences between the theories of John Locke Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. According to Hobbes the state is a representation of the interactions between human beings hence the watching the United States to mock it rather than envy it. In the course of the presidential campaign Trump promised to make America exceptional by ensuring it takes its long lost glory. Unlike other presidents Trump views exceptionalism as a conditional state and has promised to redefine it. Reference Rousseau J. J. & Betts C. (2008). Discourse on political economy and the social contract. Oxford University Press. Online .Retrieved from http://isndemo.atlasproject.eu/asset_demo/file/edc421c6-fa87-4cc0-9be5-ed28e7001b80/d3b1d8a9-ecb6-4063-8b13-c4177bf822c0/5020_Rousseau_A_Discourse_on_Political_Economy.pdfRunciman D. (2009). Hobbes’s Theory of Representation: Anti-democratic or Proto-democratic. Political Representation 15-34. Thimm Johannes. (n.d). American exceptionalism- Conceptual thoughts and empirical evidence. Retrieved from http://www.jukkarannila.fi/docs/American_Exceptionalism_Thimm-American_exceptionalism.pdf [...]
Answer the question on Group Theory using the lecture notes and other credible resources. As for the second question use any credible resources to answer. Use the titles provided to clearly separate the topics. Group Theory '275 Words': Compare between Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Rousseau in their respective democratic theory. Identify the differences among the three theorists. Finally, discuss problem/crisis, if any, in democracy as well. American Exceptionalism '275 words': What is the American exceptionalism? Does the exceptionalism, if any, affect American nationalism and/or patriotism? How about the ‘America First’ by the Trump administration as well?