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Does Hobbes's Sovereign or Locke's Civil Government provide better protection for the citizen?

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  • Submitted: 28/01/2005
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GCSE Politics

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Assessed Essay Political Ideas A

Does Hobbes's Sovereign or Locke's Civil Government provide better protection for the citizen?

Providing citizens who live anywhere throughout the world, with the best protection that can possibly be given to them is a usually a high prerogative by the people in charge of ruling the country. At this present time, Police forces, specifically state laws etc give us as citizen's guidelines on how to behave and how to be protected. In this essay I will be looking at the theories of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke and how they provided theories on how to provide a strong and efficient method of protection for the citizens. Before I analyse different sources, the definition of protection for citizens needs to be clarified. I believe that better protection for the citizen deals with different elements of the citizen themselves. Protection in terms of security from violence, protection in terms of leading a better life and protection in order to help that citizen live with the liberty which they require and should be acquainted with. Therefore after analysing all the efficient resources I will come to an answer to the question as to which theory provides

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