The Jacobin Legacy in Modern France: Essays in Honour of Vincent Wright

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In this volume, a distinguished collection of historians and political scientists reflect on France's evolution as a political community from the nineteenth century to the present. France is often seen as a 'Jacobin' polity, committed to the principles of national unity and state centralization, a robust conception of patriotism, the promotion of a uniform and homogenous culture on its society, and the defence of the general interest against sectional concerns.
Shedding new light on the specificities of modern French political culture, this collection of essays will appeal to historians and political scientists interested in the transformation of French public institutions and society, as well as comparativists seeking a deeper understanding of the French political system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199256464
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Vincent Wright and the Jacobin Legacy in Historical and Theoretical Perspectives, SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH
'La Guerre Sainte': Debates about Just War amongst Republicans in the Nineteenth Century, KARMA NABULSI
'Honorable and Honoured Citizens'. War Veterans of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era under the Second Empire, SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH
The Prefect, Political Functionary of the Jacobin State: the Case of the Third Republic (1870-1914), JEAN-PIERRE MACHELON
Fraternity, Solidarity, Sociability: the Grass-Roots of the Grand Orient de France (1900-1926), MAURICE LARKIN
Reform, Conservation, and Adaptation: Sciences-Po, from the Popular Front to the Liberation, PHILIP NORD
The Restoration of the Republic and General de Gaulle, DOUGLAS JOHNSON
Emulation Through Decoration: a 'Science' of Government, OLIVIER IHL
The Republic and its Territory: the Persistence and the Adaptation of Founding Myths, YVES M√ČNY
Making Citizens in an Increasingly Complex Society: Jacobinism Revisited, DOMINIQUE SCHNAPPER
Appendix: Publications of Vincent Wright

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