La mise en scène de la passion par les professionnels de la politique

Autori

  • Christian Le Bart Université de Rennes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/510

Parole chiave:

professionnalisation de la politique, régulation des passions

Abstract

Contemporary politics stands on an ambiguous relationship with passion. Firstly, passion is, clearly, the very reason of a concern which justifies one's political involvement and frees himself of a narrow interest, merely waiting, as Olson said, on material advantages. But the capacity of passion to disrupt institutions and to cause the loss of social peace is also self-evident. As a result, representative democracy remains within the limits marked by a reasonable involvement, basing itself on an optimum of indifference (see Braud, 1991). Democracy will therefore prefer citizens scarcely passionate about politics, in order to let the democratic activities or civil celebrations be  performed. If the concern with politics is the condition of democratic legitimacy, the excess of involvement disturbs professional politics: passion wouldn't then be an acceptable attitude if it weren't regulated by civic self-control.

Biografia autore

Christian Le Bart, Université de Rennes

Christian Le Bart est professeur en sciences politiques à l'Université de Rennes; il est directeur du CRAPE (Centre de Recherche sur l'Action politique en Europe) . Ses principaux axes de recherche sont l'analyse du discours politique, les problèmes d'identité et de mobilisation politiques, la communication médiatique dans l'espace public.
Parmi ses publications:
Le Bart Ch., 2008, L'individualisation, Presses de Sciences Po, Paris,
Le Bart Ch, Ambroise J.-C., 2000, Les fans des Beatles, sociologie d'une passion, Presses Universitaires de Rennes.
Le Bart Ch., 1998, Le discours politiques, PUF, coll. ";que sais-je?";, Paris

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Pubblicato

2010-03-23

Come citare

Le Bart, Christian. 2010. «La Mise En scène De La Passion Par Les Professionnels De La Politique». Altre Modernità, n. 3 (marzo):27-35. https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/510.