How do leaders gain the right to rule under the social contract theory?
They are elected by people.
Contrast the social contract theory of government with the divine right theorywhat type of government would result from each theory?
is it divine forCe or divine right theory???- divine right theory- GOd created the state and that he gave certain people the divine right to govern this land. FORCE THEORY- one or a grouped forced all people within the area to obey his or their rule. SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY- government was born out of necessity people agreed for the need to create a government and gave the state its necessity.
Social contract usually assumes the existence of natural law which in turn defines some rights of individuals, and that individuals can trade off some of these rights under "social contract" for the protection that government can provide. Some philosophers say that there are no natural laws, and that what are assumed to be natural laws are no more than what is commonly agreed to be just laws. Without natural laws, there are no natural rights…