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An exploration of the role of elections in the French Revolution based on extensive research in different regions of France.

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Genre: History
Author: Malcolm Crook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1996-03-07
File: 221 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521451914

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Democracy is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern Western society, but even as late as the nineteenth century it was often viewed with suspicion by many who saw it as akin to anarchy and mob rule. It was not until the French and American revolutions of the eighteenth century that electoral democracy began to gain momentum as a serious force, which was eventually to shape political discourse on a broad, international scale. Taking as its focus the French Revolution, this book explores how the experience in France influenced the emergence of electoral democracy, arguing - contrary to recent revisionist studies - that it was indeed the progenitor of modern representative democracy. Rejecting the revisionist semiotic approach to political culture; it instead adopts a definition emphasizing the shared values that govern political behavior, arguing that the Revolution's essential contribution to modern political culture is its concept of citizenship, embracing widespread political participation. In a broader sense, the book studies the grass-roots democracy, focusing on participation in the primary and secondary electoral assemblies. It is primarily concerned with electoral behavior and practices: how can we explain the electoral process and its results? It analyzes electoral procedures and practices, and voter turnout, based on extensive quantitative data. While focused on political history, this work also examines political sociology, giving careful attention to the occupational composition of elected officials. While acknowledging the democratic shortcomings of the French Revolution (the absence of political parties, electoral campaigns, and declared candidates), the book’s comprehensive study of revolutionary elections concludes that, together with its American counterpart, the French Revolution did indeed give birth to modern electoral democracy. As such, this book is essential reading for historians, political scientists, sociologists and readers inte

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Genre: History
Author: Melvin Edelstein
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-03-09
File: 382 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317031277

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Democracy is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern Western society, but even as late as the nineteenth century it was often viewed with suspicion by many who saw it as akin to anarchy and mob rule. It was not until the French and American revolutions of the eighteenth century that electoral democracy began to gain momentum as a serious force, which was eventually to shape political discourse on a broad, international scale. Taking as its focus the French Revolution, this book explores how the experience in France influenced the emergence of electoral democracy, arguing - contrary to recent revisionist studies - that it was indeed the progenitor of modern representative democracy. Rejecting the revisionist semiotic approach to political culture; it instead adopts a definition emphasizing the shared values that govern political behavior, arguing that the Revolution's essential contribution to modern political culture is its concept of citizenship, embracing widespread political participation. In a broader sense, the book studies the grass-roots democracy, focusing on participation in the primary and secondary electoral assemblies. It is primarily concerned with electoral behavior and practices: how can we explain the electoral process and its results? It analyzes electoral procedures and practices, and voter turnout, based on extensive quantitative data. While focused on political history, this work also examines political sociology, giving careful attention to the occupational composition of elected officials. While acknowledging the democratic shortcomings of the French Revolution (the absence of political parties, electoral campaigns, and declared candidates), the book’s comprehensive study of revolutionary elections concludes that, together with its American counterpart, the French Revolution did indeed give birth to modern electoral democracy. As such, this book is essential reading for historians, political scientists, sociologists and readers interested in the origin of modern liberal democracy.

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Genre: History
Author: Professor Melvin Edelstein
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release: 2014-05-28
File: 382 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472406996

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New interpretations pointing to the multi-faceted nature of the French Revolution.

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Genre: History
Author: Gail M. Schwab
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 1995
File: 371 Pages
ISBN-13: 0313293392

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A Companion to the French Revolution comprises twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, development, and impact of this great turning-point in modern history. Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution Features original contributions from leading historians, including six essays translated from French. Presents a wide-ranging overview of current historical debates on the revolution and future directions in scholarship Gives equally thorough treatment to both causes and outcomes of the French Revolution

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Genre: History
Author: Peter McPhee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2014-12-15
File: 568 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118977521

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Genre: France
Author: Adolphe Thiers
Publisher:
Release: 1878
File: 972 Pages
ISBN-13: NLI:3243106-10

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Genre: France
Author: Henry Morse Stephens
Publisher:
Release: 1891
File: 574 Pages
ISBN-13: CHI:098317912

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Genre: France
Author: Justin Huntly McCarthy
Publisher:
Release: 1899
File: Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89095862520

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Genre: France
Author: Hippolyte Taine
Publisher:
Release: 1883
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X001463767

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Genre: Press
Author: John Thomas Gilchrist
Publisher: Ardent Media
Release: 1971
File: Pages
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