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The Nuit Debout Discourse : an Outcry for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in a Post-Democratic Order

Kiefl, Marlena (2017) The Nuit Debout Discourse : an Outcry for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in a Post-Democratic Order.

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Abstract:The Nuit Debout movement which sparked of in Paris on 31 March 2016 turned out to be the largest social movement that France has been seen since the French Spring in 1968. In many ways, Nuit Debout (up all night) reminds of the wave of movements which occurred in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2011 such as the Indignados in Spain or Occupy Wall Street in many cities around the globe but which was only week in France, equally impacted of these circumstances. Which is interesting is to look on the specific French context, a country which is undergoing a legitimacy crisis being famous for its revolutionary past and recent victims of terror attacks. Drawing on this Post-’11 movement from a discursive perspective, I will investigate how Nuit Debout expresses itself in social media analyzing a high quantity of social media statements. The aim of inquiry of this thesis is to unmask the Nuit Debout discourse under the primary research question: How does the Nuit Debout discourse describe itself on social media? thesis analysis in debt the perceived legitimacy crisis, the national emotional resevoir as well as the collective identities within the Nuit Debout discourse. I will come to the conclusion that the Nuit Debout discourse is the expression of a fundamental distrust against the representative democracy in which the national values: liberty, equality and fraternity are no longer addressed.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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