The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy.
By: Edelstein, Melvin.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014Description: 1 online resource (382 p.).ISBN: 9781409454724.Subject(s): Democracy -- France -- History -- 18th century | Elections -- France -- History -- 18th century | France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence | France -- Politics and government -- 1789-1799 | Republicanism -- France -- History -- 18th century | Suffrage -- France -- History -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral DemocracyDDC classification: 324.94404 LOC classification: JN2468 .E44 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Maps; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The Elections to the Estates General; 2Subjects into Citizens; 3 The First Municipal Elections; 4The First Cantonal Elections; 5 The Emergence of a New Political Elite in 1790; 6 Revolutionary Electoral Culture and the Dynamics of Voting in Assemblies; 7Elections of the Justices of the Peace; 8 The Elections of June 1791 for the First National Legislature; 9The Elections of June and August-September 1791 and the Renewal of the Political Personnel
10The Establishment of the First French Republic11 Ratification of the Constitutions of 1793 and 1795; 12The Transformation of Electoral Politics in the Directory and Napoleonic Periods; Conclusion; Appendix ITurnout in the Vote for the Mayors of the Department Capitals in the First Municipal Elections of 1790; Appendix IITurnout in the Vote for the Mayors of the Department Capitals in November 1791; Selected Further Reading; Index of Names; Index of Places
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. 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.
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