Within GNS theory, the sum of all interactions and relationships among members of the role-playing group. All role-playing is a subset of the Social Contract. This is similar to the earlier definition of Group Contract from rgfa.
A theory on how government and societies began. Contractarians hold that societies were formed by the consent of the populations of various areas who decided, for whatever reasons (these vary from philosopher to philosopher) that it would be to their mutual advantage to band together and cooperate.
The agreement of a group of people to establish social organizations and regulations for the preservation of basic freedoms and rights.
Agreement among all the people in a society to give up part of their freedom to a government in return for protection of their natural rights. A theory developed by Locke to explain the origin of legitimate government.
Agreement in which a number of people unite to affect their a common purpose.
The idea of Beccaria and other members of the Classical School that government can be thought of as created by its citizens for certain shared and common ends. "Social contract theory" uses this notion to determine when laws are just or unjust, by arguing that just laws ought to be thought of as promises that everyone in society would realize is in their best interest to make to one another. To examine this argument in more detail, see Beccaria's argument for a social contract
an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
a legally binding document that translates general consent amongst people
a way of ensuring a stable peaceful society
An agreement among the members of an organized society or between the governed and the government defining and limiting the rights and duties of each
An arrangement whereby all members of a community agree to restrict their freedoms so as to allow the most liberty or everyone.
The assumed agreement between each citizen and State whereby, roughly, the State gives protection in return for obedience.
agreement among all the people in a society to give up part of their freedom to a government in exchange for protection of natural rights. John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau were two European political philosophers who wrote about this concept.
The idea that there is an understood set of mutual obligations, enforceable through understood sanctions and rewards, between â€œthe peopleâ€ and â€œthe stateâ€; used primarily to define the application of moral principles such as â€œjusticeâ€ to protect the wellbeing of the individual from being sacrificed for the good of the state
The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (1762) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is the book in which Rousseau theorised about social contracts.
The Social Contract refers to a 1993 initiative of the provincial New Democratic Party government of Bob Rae in Ontario to impose austerity measures on the civil service.
The social contract in Malaysia refers to the agreement made by the country's founding fathers in the Constitution. The social contract usually refers to a quid pro quo trade-off through Articles 14–18 of the Constitution, pertaining to the granting of citizenship to the non-Malay people of Malaysia, and Article 153, which grants the Malays special rights and privileges. The term has also been used occasionally to refer to other portions of the Constitution, such as the Article stating that Malaysia is a secular state.