French political life has long gravitated around a " Republican model" marked by an unmediated relationship between the citizen and the state, socialization into French values through secular public education, a special vocation for France on the international stage, and an activist state. Recent developments have called the Republican model into question. This course will examine the transformation of France's Republican model-its origins, operations, and responses to contemporary challenges.
Subfield: Comparitive Politics
Please note that the course description is from Fall 2013.