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DÉmocratie, Democracy (26 Parts)

Synopsis
Series exploring aspects of democrary, based on texts by French and American intellectuals.
Language
English
Country
France
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (SECAM only). col. 26 x 26 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: 90F or 13.72 euros each part
Subjects
French studies; Politics & government

Credits

Director
Olivier Duhamel; Robert Darnton
Producer
Yvon Gérault

Sections

Title
Démocratie, notre idéal, La
Synopsis
1 (R Darnton and Olivier Duhamel): From one wall to another; a contemporary struggle; a long history; tragic setbacks; new tyrannies of the 20th century; privilege.

Title
Éclosion des lumières, L’
Synopsis
2 (R Darnton and B Baczko): Conquest of nature; science and progress; the intellectual; power: writing, the press, public opinion; enlightnment and democracy.

Title
Deux Révolutions
Synopsis
3 (B Bailyn and P Higgonnet): Paradoxes and features of the American revolution; the three stages; the incomplete revolution; American and French continuations; 1776 and 1789 leading to what future?

Title
Cycles du XIXe siècle, Les
Synopsis
4 (S Wilentz and R Rémond): Decline of the old order; democratic rebellion; politicians and parties; slavery and civil war; two roads to democracy in Europe; democratic and liberal ideas; introduction of universal suffrage in France.

Title
Face au totalitarisme
Synopsis
5 (M Malia and L Ferry): The inter-war years and the totalitarian turning point; the end of totalitarianism; Nazism and Stalinism - the same concept?

Title
Anciens, Les
Synopsis
6 (J Pocock and F Hartog): Models; towards the Republic; electoral democracy; which people?; justice replaces vengeance.

Title
Modernes, Les
Synopsis
7 (G S Wood and E Pisier): The founding fathers; the English constitution; sovereignty of the people; written constitutions, Montesquieu and Rousseau.

Title
Démocratie libérale ou sociale
Synopsis
8 (A Ruan and J-N Jeanneney): Social and political democracy; Parliament; outdated radicalism; John Stuart Mill; end of the 19th century.

Title
Repenser la démocratie
Synopsis
9 (R Rorty and P Bouretz): Need for democratic utopia; overpopulation, a danger for democracy; towards the universal rights of man; going beyond western conceptions.

Title
Droits fondamentaux
Synopsis
10 (R Dworkin and M Delmas-Marty): Democracy and constitutionalism; law no longer has all the rights; inventory of basic rights; decline of the right or democratic revival?

Title
Élections et partis
Synopsis
11 (G Sartori and O Duhamel): Factions, precursors to the political parties; usefulness of political parties; danger of a society without political parties; voting is electing.

Title
Démocratie directe, La
Synopsis
12 (J Ober and J-F Aubert): Original meaning of the word democracy; the Athenien revolution; the institutions; Demosthenes; critics and posterity; direct democracy, representative democracy; the Swiss example.

Title
Régimes constitutionnels, Les
Synopsis
13 (J Brademas and P Ardant): The experience of an American congressman; television and pressure groups; separation of powers; presidential and parliamentary systems.

Title
Législation, La
Synopsis
14 (J Waldron and G Carcassonne): Our rules; legislature; debate; law; reality; interests; competence and legislation; nature, function and shortcomings of the law.

Title
Justice, La
Synopsis
15 (S Katz and P Pasaquino): The western origins of the concept of justice; English uniqueness; justice, revolution and constitutionism in America; the constitional Council of the Fifth Republic.

Title
Au-dessus et en dessous de l’État
Synopsis
16: Democracy and the nation state; monetary flow; commercial activity; democracy and commerce; democracy does not equate with Parliament; European debate.

Title
Fraternité versus racisme
Synopsis
17 (R Kennedy and M L?wi): Racism; sociological data; a tradition of equal rights; the revolutionary fraternity of 1789; the racist threat to democracy in Europe.

Title
Civisme versus corruption
Synopsis
18 (D Gambetta and A Etchegoyen): What is corruption?; How can it be measured?; What causes it?; What are its consequences?; How to combat it?

Title
Média, Les
Synopsis
19 (E Katz and R Cayrol): The press and the building of a nation; liberal theory - media serving democracy; technological theory - media undermine democracy; the new media.

Title
Pouvoir et les femmes, Le
Synopsis
20 (C Stansell and E Varikas): Women as victims of patriarchal society; women's rights - a demand from 1792; meeting in 1848 in New York State; women's claims become international.

Title
Démocratie dans le travail, La
Synopsis
21 (J K Galbraith and A Lyon-Caen): Feudalism ignores democracy; the Industrial Revolution and democracy; the present situation; democracy cannot co-exist with dominant poverty.

Title
Crise de la démocratie sociale, La
Synopsis
22 (D P Moynihan and D Cohen): The example of medicl services; the family in crisis; the century of the welfare state; work in crisis.

Title
Nationalismes, intégrismes
Synopsis
23 (S Bakhash and R Leveau): Defiance; Islam and the desire for change; Islam - a response to frusrations; the risk of radicalisation.

Title
Démocratie et développement
Synopsis
24 (A Sen and J Leca): Apparent divisions and cultural contrasts; the false contrast between western traditions and Asian values; variations in Islamic civilisations; development with or against the rights of man; sustainable development.

Title
Organiser le monde
Synopsis
25 (S Hoffman and M Touraine): The human factor; the problem of the rights of man; economic organisation of the world; sovereignty, responsibility, solidarity; first signs of organisation.

Title
Construire la démocratie
Synopsis
26: General reflections on the future of democracy by Robert Danton and Olivier Duhammel.

Production Company

Name

Vidéa Films

Sponsor

Name

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Web
http://www.bnf.fr External site opens in new window
Phone
33 (0) 53 7955 00
Address
Quai François Mauriac
75706
Paris 13
France
Name

Europe Vidéo Broadcast

Name

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, L’

Phone
01 43 54 7084
Address
Libraire Tekhne
7 Rue des Carmes
Paris
75005
France
Name

Réunion des Musées nationaux

Distributor

Name

Educagri éditions

Email
ed.cnerta@educagri.fr
Phone
+33 3 80 77 26 32
Fax
+33 3 80 77 26 34
Address
26 Bd Docteur Petitjean - BP 1607
21036 DIJON Cedex
France

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