Chapter 4 - France

Chapter 4 - France - Chapter 4 Notes France o Main points...

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Chapter 4 Notes – France o Main points: ancient monarchy, two empires, five republics, and yet, little change the basic institutions of government o Why? PARADOX o France is an important point of reference to N. America o We study France because of some historical affinity we have and because it offers a model of a political system that has often been copied elsewhere in terms of organization in Europe, Africa, and Asia o Paradox: (main points) yet the basic institutions of government have remained the same o Competing vision of the political rule between progressive vision and a conservative vision before, during, and after French Revolution o What unites all these visions: a unitary conception of authority/rule; centralized government and administration; state intervention in economy – state capitalism; o Before and after the French Revolution is a tendency to subsume interest of identities into different ideologies o From the French point of view, the public appearance should be a certain way not much diversity o Conservatism wasn’t just an ideology for what the state should do, but was also in favor of maintaining monarchical interests, and the maintenance of social identities o Socialism was working class and supported the organization of workers, the growth of unions, and also a place to promote regional and particular workplace groups, and displaced intellectual groups who didn’t feel at home in the present
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