It provides a powerful and persuasive account of the transformation of the modern French intellectual landscape, and the emergence of new patterns of republican and liberal thought. The analysis is rich, nuanced, and sophisticated, and Chabal provides us with the essential keys to understanding contemporary French political debates. His analysis is compelling and he successfully steers clear of the tired confrontation between neo- liberal apologists and those nostalgic for a lost France of revolutionary passion.
Why citizenship (still) matters in France
A Divided Republic is an outstanding integrative study that brightly illuminates both the republican and liberal turns of French political culture since the s, with an impressive combination of political and intellectual history. As a guide to the territory, Emile Chabal is as insightful as he is informed, and has achieved the best available treatment of a complex set of developments.
Students of French political thought will Rich in suggestive avenues for future research and sure to provoke lively debate among students and researchers working on contemporary French history, A Divided Republic makes a major contribution to its field. More than just a political history, Emile Chabal brings together a multitude of sources to address how the French national narrative has changed since the s By focusing on the two political languages - neo-republicanism and liberalism - Chabal provides not only a thorough examination of contemporary French politics, but also a much-needed intervention into the role of immigration, colonialism, and minority politics in French national identity.
More than well written, A Divided Republic is an important book.
Why citizenship (still) matters in France – The Immanent Frame
This has resulted in a number of publications on subjects ranging from the 'Anglo-Saxon' in modern French thought to contemporary French conceptions of the nation, the citizen and the secular. Chabal has also worked on political counter-narratives in France, including liberal reinterpretations of modern French history, theories of multiculturalism and the politics of postcolonialism.
More recently, he has turned his attention to French neo-liberalism and anti-liberalism, and he has an ongoing project that looks at identity politics, clientelism and the history of inter-community relations in Montpellier since the end of the Algerian War. All of this research has sought to elaborate imaginative new frameworks for understanding contemporary political culture in France and Europe. Introduction: French politics after the deluge; Part I.
Writing histories: two republican narratives; 2. From nouveaux philosophes to nouveaux ractionnaires: Marxism and the Republic; 3. La Rpublique en danger!
The search for consensus and the rise of neo-republican politics; 4. Postcolonies I: integration, disintegration and citizenship; 5. In the shadow of Raymond Aron: the 'liberal revival' of the s; 7. Considering the impact of postcolonialism in debates about laicite , integration , and immigration, A Divided Republic also looks at parite , the idea of the Anglo-Saxon in French political discourse, the question of regional differences, and the role of the language of crisis in state reform.
Attentive to the always evolving and contested meanings of ideologies, terminologies, and their strategic deployment, the book will be highly compelling reading for anyone interested how the political thinks, speaks, and acts in contemporary France.
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