Samuel Hayat

Chargé de recherche, CNRS (France)

Samuel Hayat is a Research Associate Professor (Chargé de recherche) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is currently affiliated to the Lille Center for European Research on Administration, Politics and Society (CERAPS). He holds a PhD in Politics from Paris 8 University. His doctoral dissertation dealt with the history of representation during the revolution of 1848 (revised version published: "Quand la République était révolutionnaire. Citoyenneté et représentation en 1848", Editions du Seuil, 2014). Specialized in the history of political thought, historical sociology and political theory, he currently works on the history of labor ideas and organizations.

The Origins of the Representation of Workers. A Social History of Working-Class Ideas in France in the 19th Century

During his stay at the Camargo Foundation, Samuel Hayat intends to complete a book about the history of labor ideas in France in the 19th century. Following his work on political representation during the revolution of 1848 in France, he investigates the labour origins of the Democratic and Social Republic, a distinctive republican ideology embedded in the nascent French working-class. Following the methods of a social history of ideas, he will try to document the genesis, circulation and reception of ideas and practices concerning citizenship and representation among organized workers.

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