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La République en quête de citoyens

Les républicains face au bonapartisme rural (1848-1880)
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Gaboriaux's book tracks republican approaches to rural votes. She shows how Republicans themselves changed their version of the Republic to make it more attractive to peasants, so that by the 1870s they were seen as the model for the Republican citizenry. Read More

KEYWORDS: RURAL VOTE - EMPIRE - DEMOCRACY - REPUBLIC

Relations were from the beginning difficult between the French republicans and rural populations, who were little inclined to adopt the role that had been written for them.
How could the republicans annex the majority of the French people, who preferred the Empire to the Republic? Confronting the impossible, they were forced to amend their ideals and revise their positions - in effect, rallying to the cause of the peasantry so that they would in turn rally to the Republic. Instead of solidifying an ideal remaining unchanged since 1848, the regime installed during the 1870's thus emerged slowly as a result of disputes provoked by renouncements and compromises.

The book shows that the republicans thus determined their electoral strategies in terms that eerily mirror the ways that the French republican model poses difficulties today. The issue thus leans on the rural electorate, an immense majority, which the passage of universal male suffrage in 1848 made master of France's political destiny and which has, ever since, constantly reinforced its position against the republican project at the ballot box, sustaining controversies in which the Republic is still involved today.

It is this long process, often rife with conflict, of reformation and reinvention of the Republic that is analyzed here in this landmark work.


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Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
Chloé Gaboriaux,
Collection
Académique
Language
French
Tags
, , Citizenship, History
Publisher Category
> History field > History by period
Publisher Category
> Political Science > Political facts
Publisher Category
> History field > Political Parties
Publisher Category
> History
Publisher Category
> History field
Publisher Category
> Politics
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
04 November 2010
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government
Type of Work
Monograph
Includes
Index, Bibliography
Original Language
English

Paperback


Publication Date
04 November 2010
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1179-3
Code
978-2-7246-1179-3
Weight
450 grams
List Price
28.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Publication Date
04 November 2010
ISBN-13
9782724687491
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Code
9782724687491
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Adobe DRM
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Republicans, Bonapartists and Rural Voters in Nineteenth Century France

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/fp/journal/v10/n1
[...] If the measure of a good monograph is that it sparks questions and spurs further research, La République en quête de citoyens is successful. This is a work that should stand as an important contribution to our understanding of rural France and the French Republic as well as to the process of democratization.

James R Lehninga

French Politics, Vo.10,1,96-104

Contents


PRÉFACE
Sudhir Hazareesingh

REMERCIEMENTS

INTRODUCTION
Les républicains face au monde rural
Le travail de l'idéologie
Les mots et les choses
Représenter les paysans

PROLOGUE
HISTOIRE D'UN RENDEZ-VOUS MANQUÉ

Du problème paysan à la question républicaine
Les tâtonnements de la République

I - LE PAYSAN, DU MODÈLE À L'ANTI-MODÈLE

Chapitre 1 / UN MODÈLE PAYSAN
Du mythe national au modèle républicain
1848 : l'avènement d'une démocratie paysanne

Chapitre 2 / L'ÉPREUVE DU VOTE RURAL
Le poids des rapports de force au début de la Seconde République
Intérêts et représentation : la reconfiguration du débat

Chapitre 3 / L'ANTI-CITOYEN
Le paradoxe du discours républicain sur les campagnes (1852-1870)
Du défi réactionnaire au défi bonapartiste

II - PAYSANS ET CITOYENS
 

Chapitre 4 / LA POLITISATION IMPOSSIBLE
L’aporie communale
L’abandon de la solution cantonale

Chapitre 5 / L'INCORPORATION DES PAYSANS
L’inquiétante séparation paysanne
L’incorporation politique des ruraux

Chapitre 6 / LA « RÉPUBLIQUE DES PAYSANS» DE JULES FERRY
La République à la conquête des paysans
Une révolution de pensée : l’avènement d’une citoyenneté rurale

ÉPILOGUE
HISTOIRE D'UNE RENCONTRE

La rhétorique opportuniste entre raison et passion
Le retour au mythe quarante-huitard ?

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHIE SÉLECTIVE
INDEX