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Diluting French Political Culture with European Social Liberalism

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216314
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191712265 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0013
 Diluting French Political Culture with European Social Liberalism

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Inspired by a revival of Tocqueville's liberalism, the critique of French political culture was launched by Aron, Hoffmann, Crozier, Furet, and Rosanvallon. However, it was from socialist reformists Delors and Rocard that the priority for civil society over statism was pursued politically, especially in the 1980s. Despite its impact, compared to that of capitalist globalization associational liberalism has petered out.

Keywords: political culture; liberalism; socialist reformists; Delors; Rocard; civil society

Chapter.  14744 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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