chapter  12
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Sovereignties in the Age of Information

The act of association produces a moral and collective body, which ... receives from this same act its unity, its common MOl [self], its life and its will. This public person ... is called by its members State when it is passive, Sovereign when it is active, Power when it is compared to similar bodies. [The associates] take collectively the name of People, and are called individually Citizens, as participating in the sovereign power [the rnoi 's], and Subjects, as subjected to the laws of the state.