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War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic StatePolitics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799$
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Colin Burrow

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205425

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.001.0001

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The Return of Interest Groups

The Return of Interest Groups

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(p.207) 8 The Return of Interest Groups
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War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State
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Howard G. Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0009

This chapter examines the return of interest groups in the French government following the adoption of the Constitution of year III. The war effort was one of the most important conflicts among the state elites. From the Thermidorian Convention to the Consulate, various factions challenged the government's war aims and its methods for pursuing them. This chapter suggests that the changes in military control and administration brought about by the French Revolution stemmed largely from conflict over state power.

Keywords:   interest groups, constitution, war effort, Thermidorian Convention, French Consulate, military control, military administration, political history

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