© 2012

Pluralism and the Idea of the Republic in France

  • Julian Wright
  • H. S. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A Pluralist History of France?

    1. Julian Wright, H. S. Jones
      Pages 1-22
  3. The Idea of the Plural Republic

  4. The Plural Republic

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 264-270

About this book


The idea of the centralized State has played a powerful role in shaping French republicanism. But for two hundred years, many have tried to find other ways of being French and Republican. These essays challenge the traditional account, bringing together new insights from leading scholars.


constitution Europe federalism First World War France history law liberty nationalism parliament political thought revolution sovereignty The Republic Third Republic

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Wright
    • 1
  • H. S. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DurhamUK
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

MICHAEL C. BEHRENT Assistant Professor in the History Department at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, USA CARL BOUCHARD Associate Professor of History at Université de Montréal, Canada ALAIN CHATRIOTResearch Fellow (Chargé de recherche) in History at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France ANNELIEN DE DIJNAssistant Professor in Political Theory at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands MAGALI DELLA SUDDATenured Researcher (Chargée de recherche) at the Centre Emile Durkheim Bordeaux (CNRS), France JEAN-MICHEL GUIEULecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France JOSHUA HUMPHREYSSenior Associate and Director of the Center for Social Philanthropy at Tellus Institute in Boston, USA ANDREW JAINCHILL Associate Professor of History at Queen's University, Kingston Ontario, Canada GEORGES NAVETProfessor of Philosophy at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France NICOLAS ROUSSELLIER Associate Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, and Professor at the French School, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA K. STEVEN VINCENT Professor of History at North Carolina State University, USA

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