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Citizens and Citoyens

Republicans and Liberals in America and France

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$72.50 • £58.95 • €65.50

ISBN 9780674009271

Publication Date: 11/04/2002


274 pages

6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Brief Chronology of French Political Regimes
  • 1. Republicanism and/or Liberalism?
    • Past and Present
    • Republics Ancient and Modern
    • Tocqueville’s Return Trip
  • 2. “Rights Talk” in American and French Accents
    • The Persistence of “Rights Talk” in America
    • From the Old “Rights Talk” to the New
    • The General Will and Individual Rights
    • Rights in France: Liberals vs. Republicans
    • Atlantic Crossings
  • 3. The Institutions and Ethos of Freedom
    • Political Institutions, Liberal and Republican
    • Mainstream vs. Backwater Republicanism
    • France: the Search for a Liberal Ethos
    • America: the Search for a Civic Ethos
  • 4. The Uses of Republican Rhetoric in America
    • Down with the Monarchists
    • Down with the Aristocrats
    • Republics and Democracies
    • Corruption and Conspiracy
  • 5. The Strange Career of Liberalism in France
    • From Liberal to Conservative
    • From Solidarist to Conservative
    • From Politique to Mystique
  • 6. Liberal, Illiberal, and Antiliberal Republics
    • The Illiberal Republic
    • The Antiliberal Republic
    • The Liberal Republic
  • Notes
  • Index

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