Although politics has become more of an everyday event and has to a certain extent been demystified, it nonetheless remains a confrontational subject. The individualization of choices and practices, a greater respect for the autonomy of each individual within the family unit and within the couple, together with a general weakening of social and political allegiances, have greatly contributed to this change. The narrowing of differences in political programs has also played a role in this, making politics a more banal event in both the public and private spheres. Disagreement and agreement still occur but on the basis of less stark, less sacred, and less divisive arguments than in former times.
KeywordsPrivate Sphere Political Opinion Political Socialization Constitutional Treaty Political Agreement
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 4.Anne Muxel, L’Expérience politique des jeunes (Paris: Presses de Sciences Po), 2001.Google Scholar
- 5.Alan S. Zuckerman, Josip Dasovic, and Jennifer Fitzgerald, Partisan Families: The Social Logic of Bounded Partisanship in Germany and Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).Google Scholar
- 14.Marcel Gauchet, “Tocqueville, l’Amérique et nous. Sur la genèse des sociétés démocratiques,” Libre, vols. 80–87, no. 371, Petite Bibliothèque Payot (1980): 61.Google Scholar
- 15.Paul Lazarsfeld, Bernard Berelson, and Hazel Gaudet, The People’s Choice (New York: Columbia University Press, 1968).Google Scholar