Heterogenesis of State Sovereignty
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Historical events warn of how power can degenerate into uncontrolled freedom, since, as Olivetti notes, recalling the words of Montesquieu, ‘where man has power, he is prone to abuse it: he goes as far as limits allow’. Power needs to be limited by another form of power: this is the only truly effective means. In other words, only balanced social forces and balanced forms of State power can ensure individuals’ freedom: a balance between ‘forces which represent interests’ that are present around places of production, both industrial and agricultural; and a balance between institutional structures through which power is exercised.