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Mention any four characteristics of the concept of ‘General Will’ propagated by Rousseau.

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Main characteristics of the concept of ‘General Will’ by Rousseau: 

The main characteristics of Rousseau’s General Will are as given below: 

1. Public welfare: 

General Will is public welfare. This is a blend of ideals wills and desires. According to Rousseau, the General Will is always good and it is for the welfare of all the people. 

2. Integrity: 

There is no mutual conflict in the General Will. There is unity in diversity. 

3. Stable: 

General Will is not the result of momentary and instantaneous impulses, instead, it is a stable tendency of human welfare 

4. Indivisible: 

According to Rousseau, ‘General Will’ cannot be segregated. As a living creature cannot divide itself without ending its existence, similarly, General Will cannot be divided in political society.

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