Yellow fever
Populist pangs in France

Bristow, Gabriel
http://www.eurozine.com/yellow-fever/

Publisher:  Eurozine
Date Written:  06/09/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23978

The 'gilets jaunes' are a complex movement that has grown from a distrust of France's elites towards demands for citizen-led democracy. Their invocation of the French Revolution has provided the movement with a powerful sense of popular legitimacy but, as Gabriel Bristow argues, contains contradictions of its own.

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