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Moderation and the “Intertwining of Powers”: Jacques Necker’s Constitutionalism

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in the writings of Jacques Necker, with particular emphasis on his views on constitutionalism. Necker occupies a special place in the history of political ... More


Moderation after the Terror: Madame de Staël’s Elusive Center

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in the writings of Germaine de Staël, with a particular focus on her attempt to create a center in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Madame de Staël's ... More


Epilogue

Mitchel De S.-O.-L'E. Lasser

in Judicial Transformations: The Rights Revolution in the Courts of Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570775
eISBN:
9780191705557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570775.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The key question is whether enough remains of the traditional French republican package to counterbalance the dramatic procedural, doctrinal, institutional, and conceptual changes that have already ... More


The Politicians of the Third Republic

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Third Republic was one of the most confusing and paradoxical of political regimes that France ever had. It was supposed to mark the advent of democracy, but it produced disconcertingly little ... More


The Politicians of the Third Republic

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Third Republic was one of the most confusing and paradoxical of political regimes. It was supposed to mark the advent of democracy, but it produced disconcertingly little fundamental change in ... More


Le Conseil d’Etat, so British?

Bernard Stirn

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0050
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the French Conseil d'Etat and French administrative law, arguing that whilst the Conseil d'Etat is in some ways a quintessentially French institution, there are some ways in ... More


The Division of Lawmaking Powers: The Revolution that Never Happened

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the division of lawmaking powers between Parliament and Government, one of the major changes introduced in 1958. In studying the allocation of legislative power within the 1958 ... More


Constitution, Ownership, and Human Rights

Olivier Beaud

in Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power: Nineteenth-Century Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198723059
eISBN:
9780191789632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723059.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

One of the hypotheses of this research group is that the European constitutions of the nineteenth century have tended to legitimize the right of property and to uphold capitalism to the profit of ... More


Between Law and Revolution

Joel Colón-Ríos

in Constituent Power and the Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198785989
eISBN:
9780191827693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785989.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although the origins of the theory of constituent power are generally placed in the French Revolution, the different legal and institutional implications associated with it in late 18th-century ... More


Constitutional Texts

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents the constitutional texts. The French people solemnly proclaims its attachment to the rights of man and to the principles of national sovereignty such as are defined by the ... More


Introduction

Jon Elster

in France before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691149813
eISBN:
9780691200927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149813.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter compares the making of the American constitution in 1787 and the French constitution in 1791. It discusses aspects of the pre-constitutional systems that would prove relevant for the ... More


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