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Gendering the Abortion Debate: The French Case

Jean C. Robinson

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The National Assembly in France tentatively reformed abortion law in 1975 and reaffirmed legal abortion in 1979. The women's movement campaigned on the issue but did not claim success for a policy ... More


The failure of patriotism: the bishops in the National Assembly, July-September 1789

Nigel Aston

in The End of an Élite: The French Bishops and the Coming of the Revolution 1786-1790

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202844
eISBN:
9780191675553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202844.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

At the beginning of July 1789, the first steps had been taken towards integrating the Gallic-Church into the state by abolishing distinctions between the three traditional Orders. There could be no ... More


Introduction

Nigel Aston

in The End of an Élite: The French Bishops and the Coming of the Revolution 1786-1790

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202844
eISBN:
9780191675553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202844.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This book examines how and where the bishops exerted their political influence between 1786 and 1790, and episcopal involvement to the National Assembly. In so doing, it concentrates particularly on ... More


Legislating the New Death Penalty: The Simple Deprivation of Life

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

By the Revolution, public opinion universally accepted the idea that the death penalty should be used rarely, that it should involve as little pain as possible, and that the bulk of crimes should be ... More


Post‐War Dislocations, 1919–1932: ‘Modernity’ and ‘Modernism’

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter reflects on ‘remembrance’ after the Great War — memorials and services. It notes a new modern world and the advent of radio broadcasting. It considers currents of belief and unbelief. ... More


The Constitutionalists on the defensive, winter 1789–1790

Nigel Aston

in The End of an Élite: The French Bishops and the Coming of the Revolution 1786-1790

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202844
eISBN:
9780191675553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202844.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Despite the set-backs of September 1789, the vast majority of episcopal deputies had as yet no thoughts of giving up attendance, or abandoning the National Assembly. It was symptomatic of this ... More


A Separation of Powers

Howard G. Brown

in War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State: Politics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205425
eISBN:
9780191676628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the separation of powers in France during the later part of the 18th century. It suggests that the French Revolution began on June 17, 1789 when the Third Estate ... More


A Model of Conduct from the Age of Chivalry? Honour, International Decline and the End of the Bourbon Monarchy

Hamish Scott

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The decline of France as a European power is an established eighteenth-century development and one that was laid at the Bourbon monarchy's door by its critics during the ancien régime. Within a ... More


Conclusion and Epilogue 1787–89: Continuity and Rupture

John Hardman

in Overture to Revolution: The 1787 Assembly of Notables and the Crisis of France's Old Regime

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585779
eISBN:
9780191595325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585779.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Conclusion examines the links between the Assembly of Notables and the Revolution of 1789. There are obvious continuities between Calonne's programme and the legislation of the National Assembly: ... More


Ambiguities of Abolition: The Revolution and Venality

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The members of the National Assembly who abolished the sale of public office in August 1789 were no strangers to venality. Of the 1,315 deputies who sat between 1789 and 1791, 483 either held, or had ... More


Devolution and polity building in Wales

Alistair Cole

in Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation: Building Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070921
eISBN:
9781781701362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a general overview of devolution in Wales, with a special emphasis on building a new institution from an actor-focused perspective. Venturing inside the National Assembly, it ... More


Businessmen and Women in the Church of England, 1900–1960

David J. Jeremy

in Capitalists and Christians: Business Leaders and the Churches in Britain 1900-1960

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201212
eISBN:
9780191674839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201212.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter identifies and examines the lay people who played a part in the national affairs of the Church of England. Attention is concentrated on the Houses of Laymen of the provinces of ... More


Executing the New Death Penalty: The Invisible Spectacle of the Guillotine

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

Striving for a method of capital punishment that was, as much as possible, painless for the victim as well as for the spectator, legislators in the National Assembly settled upon the idea of a ... More


Opposition and Collective Identity in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 5 addresses the process by which the Zimbabwean labor movement moved from ally to adversary. As in other African countries, the implementation of economic structural adjustment in Zimbabwe in ... More


Explaining Kuwaiti Exceptionalism

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines how Kuwait came to have a powerful National Assembly when the other Gulf monarchies did not. It begins by discussing existing explanations of Kuwaiti exceptionalism and which ... More


V3. Executive–Legislative Relationships

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The relationship between the executive and legislature at the national level remains heavily weighted in favour of the government but a far more balanced relationship is observable at the ... More


The bishops and the Civil Constitution, 1790

Nigel Aston

in The End of an Élite: The French Bishops and the Coming of the Revolution 1786-1790

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202844
eISBN:
9780191675553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202844.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Those bishops who stayed in the Chamber after 1790 participated, as much as they felt able, in all aspects of creating the new Constitution. Prelates clung to their reformist outlooks and ... More


The Polarization of Rural France: June 1848–May 1849

PETER McPHEE

in The Politics of Rural Life: Political Mobilization in the French Countryside 1846-1852

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202257
eISBN:
9780191675249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202257.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the effect of the new Republic of France on the regions of the country belonging to the countryside. The chapter states that even after the establishment of a republican ... More


Exorcising the Ghost of Richard Nixon

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explains how the appearance of grass-roots black Republican groups was far from unconventional; a spirit of self-determination had buttressed the formation of the National Negro ... More


V6. Federal–Unitary Dimension

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The federal‐unitary dimension of politics altered significantly during 1997–2007. Devolution was, however, implemented within the contours of the Westminster Model and has also overlooked by far the ... More


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