Influence of social contract theory on the development of classical liberalism

1) Discuss the influence of social contract theory on the development of classical liberalism, and then consider how the evolution of laissez-faire capitalism into modern welfare-state capitalism has influenced our contemporary understanding of the terms of the social contract.

2) Choose 3 of the following 5 ideologies: Conservatism, Socialism, Feminism, Environmentalism, Fascism. Describe how each of these ideologies is critical of at least one of the core principles and values of liberal capitalist democracy.

3) Compare and contrast the utopian visions of Plato and Marx. What features do they share in common and how do they differ?

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