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Politics in Private

Love and Convictions in the French Political Consciousness

Anne Muxel is a senior CNRS researcher based at the CEVIPOF at Sciences Po in Paris (France). She specializes in the study of elections from a political sociology perspective and has worked for many years on the phenomena involved in building political identities. In 2011, she published The New Voter in Western Europe: France and Beyond with Palgrave, in collaboration with Bruno Cautrés.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Seeing Politics Through the Prism of Intimacy
PART I: LOVE AND POLITICS
3. Politics at Home 
4.  Agreeing, Disagreeing
PART II: FIGURES OF AGREEMENT 
5. The Ideal of Osmosis 
6. Categorical Imperative 
7. Political Eros 
8. Undue Influence 
9. Golden Silence
PART III: FIGURES OF DISAGREEMENT 
10. The Chili Pepper 
11. The Scene
12. Breaking Up 
13. Democratic Intimacy 
14. Malaise 
15. Taboo
PART IV: POLITICS AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
16. Scene 1: Parents 
17. Children and the Desire for Transmission 
18. Siblings: Between Twinning and Rivalry 
19. The Need for Recognition within the Couple 
20. Affinity in Friendship
21. Conclusion
22. Agreement: a Prerequisite for Love?
23. Harmony: an Expectation Proper to our Democratic Societies
25. How Far can Disagreement Go? 
26. Difference at the Heart of Love, Conflict at the Heart of Democracy
27. Main Characteristics of Survey Respondents
Bibliography
List of Tables and Figures
Conclusion – Table 1

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