Samuel Hayat

is a political researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique-Lille. He is the author of Quand la République était révolutionnaire: Citoyenneté et représentation en 1848 (Seuil, 2014)

The Gilets Jaunes and the Democratic Question

The Gilets Jaunes and the Democratic Question

The citizenist world is a homogeneous world, populated by individuals who look very much like those of the neoclassical economists: we picture them going to voice their political preferences during referenda just like the economists picture consumers going to the market to voice their preferences, without taking into account the power relations in which they are caught up, or the social antagonisms which shape them.