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Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Stephen W. Sawyer

Abstract

For democratic states, the first part of the twenty-first century brought about an increase of surveillance and a re-emphasis on armed conflict coupled with a neoliberal distance from the concerns of the populace. To understand these tensions in the state, this book analyses the writings of prominent late nineteenth century French thinkers who responded to emerging forms of democracy with robust, complicated understandings of the democratic institution that recognized its limits and potential as a solution to questions of liberty, dwelled on its ramifications for imperial projects, and attempt ... More

Keywords: Democracy, France, Liberalism, Political Historiography, Individualism, Modern State

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226544465
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen W. Sawyer, author
American University of Paris