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From Democratic Advocate to Monarchist Critic of the Republic: The Ambiguous Republicanism of Étienne Vacherot

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectual Founders of the Republic

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247943
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599446 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247943.003.0004
 From Democratic Advocate to Monarchist Critic of the Republic: The Ambiguous Republicanism of Étienne Vacherot

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Traces the evolution of the political thought of Vacherot, who began his intellectual life as a Doctrinaire liberal and then converted to republicanism under the Second Empire, during which he wrote La Démocratie, one of the most successful republican works of the 1860s; in the final years of his life he became a monarchist.

Keywords: liberalism; monarchism; republicanism; Etienne Vacherot

Chapter.  18926 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Theory

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