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The Regionalist Movement in France 1890-1914: Jean Charles-Brun and French Political Thought

Julian Wright


This is the first full academic study of the political thought of the French regionalist movement in the Belle Époque. The book examines the private papers of Jean Charles-Brun, founder of the Fédération Régionaliste Française and rethinks the conceptual basis of regionalism through his intellectual biography, showing that it penetrated the political debates of the period as a commonplace in Republican arguments about state reform in France. Despite the often made association of regionalism with the right, the book reveals the diversity of political views expressed and demonstrates that the co ... More

Keywords: regionalism, Jean Charles-Brun, France, state reform, left-wing federalism, decentralisation, political thought, political instability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264889
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Wright, author
University of Durham
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