Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes: The Essential Political Writings

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes: The Essential Political Writings

by Brill



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004225718
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Series: Studies in the History of Political Thought Series , #9
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Oliver W. Lembcke is professor of political science at Leipzig University (Germany). The main focus of his research interests are in the field of politcal theory, the history of political ideas, and legal politics. His publications include studies on constitutional courts, modern constitutionalism, and on the history of European political ideas during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Florian Weber is a senior researcher in political theory at Jena University (Germany). His main fields of interest are the French Revolution and french constitutional thought. His publications include articles and books on Benjamin Constant and Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès.

Table of Contents

Foreword ... ix

Note to the Reader ... xi

Acknowledgements ... xii

Introduction to Sieyès’s Political Theory ... 1
Oliver W. Lembcke and Florian Weber

1 What Is the Third Estate? ... 43
2 Reasoned Exposition of the Rights of Man and Citizen ... 118
3 Controversy between Mr. Paine and M. Emmanuel Sieyès ... 135
4 Of the Gains of Liberty in Society and in the Representative System ... 144
5 Sieyès’s Views Concerning Several Articles of Sections IV and V of the Draft Constitution [First Thermidorian Intervention] .... 152
6 The Opinion of Sieyès Concerning the Tasks and Organization of the Constitutional Jury, Submitted on the Second Thermidor [Second Thermidorian Intervention] ... 170
7 Constitutional Observations ... 186

Bibliography ... 195

Index ... 202

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