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From Deliberation to Demonstration: Political Rallies in France, 1868-1939 Paula Cossart

From Deliberation to Demonstration: Political Rallies in France, 1868-1939

Paula Cossart

Published August 21st 2013
ISBN : 9781907301469
Paperback
328 pages
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 About the Book 

Originally designed by Republicans as a tool of citizenship learning and formation of political opinion through open debate, rallies gradually became a stage dedicated to the show of force, at the initiative of various emerging political formations.MoreOriginally designed by Republicans as a tool of citizenship learning and formation of political opinion through open debate, rallies gradually became a stage dedicated to the show of force, at the initiative of various emerging political formations. This distortion is marked by the turn of the 20th century, but is observed even more in the rallies held between the two world wars. Faced with this transformation, the government does not hesitate, in the second half of the 1930s, to invalidate the liberal credo that based the right of assembly since the installation of the Republic. This book, at the crossroads of history and political science, is an important contribution to our understanding of political life of that period.