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Intellectuals, Culture and Public Policy in France: Approaches from the Left

Jeremy Ahearne


French intellectuals have always defined themselves in political terms. They figure in common representation as oppositional figures set against State and government. But speaking truth to power is not the only way that intellectuals in France have brought their influence to bear upon political fields. This book explores a neglected dimension of French intellectuals' practice. What happens when, instead of denouncing from without the worlds of government and public policy, French intellectuals become voluntarily, at least for a while, entangled within those worlds? After a historical and theor ... More

Keywords: French intellectuals, State, government, public policy, laicity, secularization, reform, educational curriculum, cultural democratization, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312458
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316081


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Ahearne, author