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Le suffrage universel contre la démocratie
Author: Philippe Braud
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de France - PUF
Pages: 246
Year: 1980
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Against Elections
Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609808118
Pages: 208
Year: 2018-04-17
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A small book with great weight and urgency to it, this is both a history of democracy and a clarion call for change. "Without drastic adjustment, this system cannot last much longer," writes Van Reybrouck, regarded today as one of Europe's most astute thinkers. "If you look at the decline in voter turnout and party membership, and at the way politicians are held in contempt, if you look at how difficult it is to form governments, how little they can do and how harshly they are punished for it, if you look at how quickly populism, technocracy and anti-parliamentarianism are rising, if you look at how more and more citizens are longing for participation and how quickly that desire can tip over into frustration, then you realize we are up to our necks." Not so very long ago, the great battles of democracy were fought for the right to vote. Now, Van Reybrouck writes, "it's all about the right to speak, but in essence it's the same battle, the battle for political emancipation and for democratic participation. We must decolonize democracy. We must democratize democracy." As history, Van Reybrouck makes the compelling argument that modern democracy was designed as much to preserve the rights of the powerful and keep the masses in line, as to give the populace a voice. As change-agent, Against Elections makes the argument that there are forms of government, what he terms sortitive or deliberative democracy, that are beginning to be practiced around the world, and can be the remedy we seek. In Iceland, for example, deliberative democracy was used to write the new constitution. A group of people were chosen by lot, educated in the subject at hand, and then were able to decide what was best, arguably, far better than politicians would have. A fascinating, and workable idea has led to a timely book to remind us that our system of government is a flexible instrument, one that the people have the power to change.
La démocratie et le suffrage universel
Author: Henri Beaune
Pages: 29
Year: 1887
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The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy
Author: Melvin Edelstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317031261
Pages: 382
Year: 2016-03-09
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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
La manifestation du 15 Août pour le suffrage universel et contre le projet scolaire
Author: Emile Vandervelde
Pages: 76
Year: 1911
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Memoirs of the Life, Exile, and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon (Complete)
Author: Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné Las Cases
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465614087
Year: 2017-03-01
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It is my intention to record daily all that the Emperor Napoleon did or said while I was about his person; but, before I begin my diary, I hope to be excused for offering a few preliminary remarks, which may not be altogether useless. I never commenced the perusal of any historical work without first wishing to know the character of the author, his situation in society, and his political and domestic relations; in fact, all the important circumstances of his life; conceiving that nothing but a knowledge of these matters could furnish a key to his writings, or a safe ground of confidence in his statements. I therefore proceed to supply in my turn that which I always sought for in others; and, in presenting this diary, to relate a few facts respecting my past life. I was scarcely twenty-one years of age when the Revolution broke out, and had just been made a Lieutenant de Vaisseau, which corresponded with the rank of a field officer in the line: my family was at court, and I had been recently presented there myself. I was not rich; but my name and rank in life, together with my professional prospects, were likely, according to the notions and views of the times, to enable me to marry according to my wishes. It was at such a moment that our political troubles burst forth. One of the principal vices in our system of admission to the service was that of depriving us of the benefits of a solid and finished education. Withdrawn from school at the early age of fourteen, abandoned from that instant to ourselves, and launched as it were on a wide waste, how was it possible to attain the slightest notion of social organization, public rights, or the duties of civil life? Thus, prompted by noble prejudice, rather than by a just sense of duty, above all, led on by a natural fondness for generous resolves, I was amongst the first to hasten abroad and join our Princes; to save, as it was said, the monarch from revolutionary fury, and to defend our hereditary rights, which we could not, it was asserted, yet abandon without shame. From the mode in which we had been educated, it required either a very strong head or a very weak mind to resist the torrent. The emigration soon became general; this fatal measure is but too well known to Europe; nor can its folly, as a political blunder and a social crime, find any excuse in the present day, except in the unenlightened but upright character of most of those by whom it was undertaken. Defeated on our own frontiers, discharged and disbanded by foreigners, rejected and proscribed by the laws of our country, numbers of us reached England, whose Ministers lost no time in landing us on the shore of Quiberon. Being so fortunate as not to disembark, I had, after my return, time to reflect on the horrible alternative of fighting against our country under foreign banners; and, from this moment, my ideas, principles, and projects were either disconcerted or entirely changed.
The End of Democracy
Author: Christophe Buffin de Chosal
ISBN: 1944339086
Pages: 172
Year: 2017-08-31
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Most people would agree that democracy throughout the world is in deep trouble. From the polarizing politics of the United States to the endless refugee crisis in Europe to the rise in radical Islam, there is a widespread feeling that our way of life--political, cultural, and social--is under siege. But what if democracy itself is to blame? What if the current threats are not distortions of but inherent to democracy? What if the solution to our present ills is not "fixing" the system, but junking it entirely? Christophe Buffin de Chosal asks these forbidden questions, and answers them unarguably with Gallic wit and glittering style. If you read only one book on politics this year, let this be it
La démocratie
Author: Étienne Vacherot
Pages: 388
Year: 1860
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Le Peuple contre la démocratie
Author: Guy Hermet
Publisher: Fayard
ISBN: 2213657807
Pages: 312
Year: 2014-04-01
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Les régimes démocratiques constituent le privilège de bien peu de pays à l'échelle du monde. Cela n'a pas empêché la critique de les accabler dans l'espace même où ils sont nés, presque toujours pour dénoncer l'hypocrisie des " démocraties réelles ", accusées de n'être qu'un réagencement de l'éternelle domination des gouvernants sur les gouvernés. Et s'il fallait renverser les choses? Si les défauts de la démocratie ne se situaient pas tant au sommet du pouvoir démocratique qu'à sa base populaire? Cajolés par les dirigeants qui les flattent, les peuples possèdent-ils eux-mêmes le sens démocratique? Le peuple n'a-t-il pas joué trop souvent contre la démocratie, la tolérance, la liberté, l'esprit de responsabilité et ne continue-t-il pas à le faire? N'a-t-il pas appelé des dictateurs de ses voeux? Si la réponse était positive, les démocrates ne formeraient qu'une espèce quasiment introuvable. A l'inverse, les " autoritaires " qui s'ignorent seraient les plus nombreux jusque dans nos douces sociétés de bien-être politique et matériel. Guy Hermet transgresse le tabou posé sur cette interrogation primordiale. Au regard des errements présents de la politique-spectacle, de la vocation militante, ou du syndicalisme aussi bien que des soubresauts passés de la construction démocratique, il montre que, dans l'ensemble des sociétés occidentales, le comportement des citoyens ordinaires n'est en aucune manière plus édifiant que celui des dirigeants qu'ils placent à leur tête. En définitive, peut-être les uns et les autres se reconnaissent-ils dans la faiblesse de leur tempérament démocratique... Directeur de recherche à la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, l'auteur enseigne à l'Institut d'études politiques, à l'Université de Paris et à l'Université de Lausanne. Il a publié auparavant divers ouvrages sur les origines de la politique moderne dans les sociétés occidentales, dont Aux frontières de la démocratie.
Kill All Enemies
Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196751X
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-09-01
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Everyone says fourteen-year-old BILLIE is nothing but trouble. A fighter. A danger to her family and friends. But her care worker sees someone different. Her classmate ROB is big, strong; he can take care of himself and his brother. But his violent stepdad sees someone to humiliate. And CHRIS is struggling at school; he just doesn't want to be there. But his dad sees a useless no-hoper. Billie, Rob and Chris each have a story to tell. But there are two sides to every story, and the question is . . . who do you believe?
French democracy
Author: Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Pages: 126
Year: 1977-06
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Le Suffrage universel en France
Author: Raymond Huard
Pages: 493
Year: 1991
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La société contre la politique
Author: Rodrigue Croisic
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2296142303
Pages: 386
Year: 2006-03-01
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Comment est-on passé en 1848, dans les anciennes colonies françaises de la Caraïbe, du jour au lendemain, de la pratique de l'esclavage à celle du suffrage universel ? Il n'a pas suffi que la loi établissant le droit de vote soit appliquée pour que la société guadeloupéenne s'y rallie en se soumettant aux règles du jeu électoral. Tant que l'ordre colonial persista dans les faits, il fut impossible de faire l'apprentissage de la politique légitime. Cela renvoya à très tard le moment où les guadeloupéens accédèrent réellement à la citoyenneté...
Questions de démocratie
Author: Patrick Cabanel
Publisher: Presses Univ. du Mirail
ISBN: 2858165319
Pages: 456
Year: 2000
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L'hiver de la démocratie
Author: Guy Hermet
Publisher: Armand Colin
ISBN: 2200253265
Pages: 224
Year: 2007-10-03
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Berlusconi a inventé la Télé-République italienne,Tony Blair a galvanisé les Anglais avec son New Labour, tandis que les populistes modernes sont descendus de Scandinavie pour envahir l’Europe. Comme les présidentielles de 2007 l’ont souligné, c’est maintenant à la France d’inaugurer son Nouveau Régime, résidu de populisme type Front national assorti d’une dose beaucoup plus forte de néo-populisme bien élevé à la façon des trois grands ex-candidats présidentiels et, pour les choses sérieuses, d’une injection discrète mais décisive de gouvernance destinée à dynamiser le « management » du pays. Pour tout dire, l’hiver de la démocratie est arrivé. Celle-ci conserve son nom pour un temps. Mais elle a perdu sa substance. Face à ce grand tournant, nous vivons comme nos ancêtres à la veille de la Révolution de 1789. Ce crépuscule de l'Ancien Régime annonçait déjà la fin d'un monde. Mais les Français comme leurs voisins ont continué alors à vaquer à leurs routines sans vouloir imaginer que leurs habitudes déjà très ébranlées allaient être mises sens dessus dessous. Nous faisons de même à l'approche du séisme politique annoncé. Ce livre rappelle qu'en dépit de ses heureuses saisons passées, la démocratie est un mode de gouvernement non moins voué à s'effacer devant un Nouveau Régime que les régimes qui l'ont précédée. Guy Hermet est politologue, spécialiste de l’histoire de la démocratie et du populisme. Il a dirigé le Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI), et enseigné à Sciences Po, à l’Université de Lausanne, à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, à l’Institut universitaire des hautes études universitaires de Genève et à l’Université de Montréal. Il est Docteur honoris causa de l’Université de Madrid.

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