Archéologie de la représentation politique

Structure et fondement d'une crise
First Edition

This book addresses what is called the "crisis of representation". Parting from the idea that this is a rhetorical issue, it attempts to shed light on the truth of representative systems.

Political representation was, at its origins, the invention of a commonwealth unlike any that had preceded it. It is for this reason that critiques of representation referring to the reality of the common people, and to "proper representation" have always existed and can be understood in light of three grand suppositions relative to "real" people: substantial unity, betrayed by artificial political division, diversity of opinion, artificially reduced due to representation, and "real" majorities.

Based on the French case, this work analyzes the critiques which arose during four different eras of the French parliamentary tradition, investigating the persistence of the contemporary "crisis of representation," even as the economics of the system of representation has been transformed by political parties and, in particular, the advent of the majority phenomenon. At the end of the day, individuals do not see themselves reflected in the representation which in theory comes from them, due to the vagueness of purpose peculiar to contemporary democracy. The "crisis of representation," thus, is ultimately confused with politics itself in a regime of modernity.

Didier Mineur is an accomplished philosophy scholar and holds a doctorate in political science. His publications focus on political philosophy and legal theory. He teaches at Sciences Po Paris.


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Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Didier Mineur,
Collection
Académique
Language
French
Tags
, France, Political parties, political philosophy
Publisher Category
> Exams > Exams Humanities
Publisher Category
> Political Science > French Politics
Publisher Category
> Political Science > Political facts
Publisher Category
> Political Science > Political Thought
Publisher Category
> Political Science
Publisher Category
> Politics
Publisher Category
> Society
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
BIC subject category (UK)
H Humanities
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
31 May 2010
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government
Type of Work
Monograph
Includes
Index, Bibliography
Original Language
English

Paperback


Publication Date
31 May 2010
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1160-1
Code
978-2-7246-1160-1
Weight
362 grams
List Price
24.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

ePub


Publication Date
31 May 2010
ISBN-13
9782724687590
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Code
9782724687590
Technical Protection ebook
Adobe DRM
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


PRÉFACE DE JEAN-MARIE DONEGANI

AVANT-PROPOS
L'écart entre représentants et représentés
La crise de la représentation : l'abstraction de la volonté étatique
Les principes du gouvernement représentatif
La « réalité » du peuple opposée à la représentation
Les manifestations de la crise de la représentation

I - GENÈSES DE LA REPRÉSENTATION
Chapitre 1 / PHILOSOPHIE DE LA REPRÉSENTATION
La communauté politique, un fait de nature
La communauté politique, objet d'une représentation
La communauté politique, représentation conventionnelle des individus

Chapitre 2 / L'INVENTION DU GOUVERNEMENT REPRÉSENTATIF
Les anciennes théories de la représentation
La doctrine juridique traditionnelle : l'invention de l'unité
La représentation politique entre abstraction et reproduction

II - « CRISES» DE LA REPRÉSENTATION
Chapitre 3 / LA REPRÉSENTATION ENTRE UNITÉ ET PLURALITÉ

La diversité sociale et l’unité politique latente
La diversité politique
L’effort de traduction des majorités

Chapitre 4 / LA REPRÉSENTATION EN «CRISE »
Les crises des années 1890 et 1930
La crise de la représentation sous le régime gaullien
La crise des années 1990

Chapitre 5 / LA REPRÉSENTATION IMPOSSIBLE
L’inconsistance du regroupement
Représentation et identité
L’indéfinition des fins

CONCLUSION