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Paul-Henry Chombart de Lauwe

Catholicism, Social Science, and Democratic Planning

W. Brian Newsome

Over the course of his career, urban sociologist Paul-Henry Chombart de Lauwe evolved from a sociological interpreter of human needs into an advocate of the democratization of city planning. The major factors shaping this trajectory were his contacts with liberal Catholic associations, his education under ethnologist Marcel Mauss, his teaching experience at the École des cadres d'Uriage, and his own studies of working-class communities. Chombart de Lauwe took French urban sociology in novel directions and effected an important and underappreciated liberalization of city planning. Analysis of Chombart de Lauwe also challenges recent trends in the historiography of the Catholic Left.

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Les électeurs socialistes dans les primaires présidentielles à Paris

Marino De Luca

Several parties throughout the world are democratizing their internal processes. The most notable tools for achieving this aim are the primary elections through which electoral candidates and party leaders are selected. This article seek to analyze these “selections” by using survey data relating to primary elections held in October 2011 by the French Socialist Party. In particular, we make use of survey data to describe extensively some social and political characteristics of the voters and to connect them with the electoral performances of the candidates.

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"Maintaining the Class"

Teachers in the New High Schools of the Banlieues

Frédéric Viguier

Over the past twenty years, a silent revolution brought 70 percent of a generation to the baccalauréat level (up from 33 percent in 1986), without ensuring students corresponding job opportunities. Sociologists have analyzed the impact of this educational democratization, which sought to solve the economic crisis by adapting the younger members of the French workforce to the new economy of services: it has paradoxically accentuated the stigmatization of youths from working-class and immigrant families who live in suburban housing projects. Therefore, high school teachers have had to deal with students' profound disillusionment with education. Moreover, teachers have been central to all of the recent political controversies in France regarding cultural difference. While there are books, pamphlets, and memoirs reflecting their experiences, there is no research exploring the discrepancy between high school teachers' expectations and those of their predecessors. This article explores this discrepancy and its contribution to the social and political construction of the "problème des banlieues."

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democratization of the Third Republic. Their intervention in the public sphere, especially in this movement, led to an unexpected interplay between feminists and republicans. This feminist moment must also be understood as a republican moment. Keywords: France

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Targeted Door-to-Door Canvassing and the Parti socialiste’s Political Culture

Frédéric Sawicki

the national rules of the democratic game. Although Tilly insists that all nation-states have similar repertoires, at least since the middle of the nineteenth century, as democratization and globalization disseminated the same political techniques

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The Other House

The Secondary Residence in Postwar France

Sarah Farmer

bourgeoisie. Still, ownership of a maison de plaisance remained a prerogative of the well-to-do. 21 The situation changed dramatically in the 1960s. With the enormous increase in the number of second homes in rural areas came both a democratization of

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Demos and Nation

Misplacing the Dilemmas of the European Union--In Memory of Stanley Hoffmann

Charles S. Maier

some of its force. The European Parliament has gained significant checking power vis-à-vis the Commission. This has not satisfied proponents of further democratization, who urge having the public or the Parliament directly elect the president of the

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Book Reviews

Edward Berenson, Elinor Accampo, Joseph Bohling, and Michael Seidman

festivals demonstrate less the democratization of culture, represented by the postwar theater of Jean Vilar and the official mission of André Malraux, than they do “la confusion entre les notions d’œuvres de pensée, de créations artistiques et la vie sociale

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Searching for What Is Already Found

Ivan Jablonka and the Life of a Nobody

Melanie Hawthorne

association with the Bloomsbury movement, confined himself to eminent Victorians in his irreverent challenge to greatness following the “Great” War. (The book of that title appeared in 1918.) 5 But the genre has become democratized over the course of the

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Two Failures of Left Internationalism

Political Mimesis at French University Counter-Summits, 2010–2011

Eli Thorkelson

Democratization,” “Precarity,” “Excellence, competition,” or “Dominant thought.” (The final plenary session had problems familiar from Brussels: low attendance, political disagreements, low energy, and a painful effort to negotiate minute wording choices.) The