Lucien Jaume

Emeritus Researcher

Lucien Jaume is a CNRS-affiliated Senior Emeritus Research Fellow at the CEVIPOF-Sciences Po. He is a graduate of the ENS (Saint-Cloud), was awarded the French Agrégation in philosophy (1971).

He completed his thèse d’état in 1987 (the former very substantial French doctoral thesis that took 7-10 years to complete and that has now been replaced by the thèse de 3ième cycle (which is the equivalent of the PhD) entitled Le Discours jacobin et la politique moderne that brought Political Science, History and Philosophy together.

He has been a member of the CEVIPOF (since 1989) and teaches at Sciences Po in the School of Journalism. He has published a total of 13 books which have been translated into various languages (including Japanese, English and Chinese), 250 articles or chapters in collective books. He has received two awards: one in the History and Political Science category for L’Individu effacé ou le paradoxe du libéralisme français (1997), and the Guizot award from the Académie française for Tocqueville : les sources aristocratiques de la liberté (2008). This book has become a classical reference in the United States and China.

He is currently writing two books, one of which is about citizenship, and the other about French laïcité (secularism). Lucien Jaume is co-director of the publication in French (50 volumes anticipated) of Œuvres complètes de Benjamin Constant (Niemeyer first, now De Gruyter). He is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Association Française de Droit Constitutionnel, and has also published in Constitutional History, and on the Fifth French Republic.

Research Fields

Citizenship, Direct Democracy / Participatory Democracy, Epistemology, Methodology of Social Sciences, Political Philosophy, Parliaments, Political History, Liberalism, Political Institutions, Political Representation

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