Theory and Practice of Political Police during the Second Empire in France

@article{Payne1958TheoryAP,
  title={Theory and Practice of Political Police during the Second Empire in France},
  author={Howard C. Payne},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1958},
  volume={30},
  pages={14 - 23}
}
  • Howard C. Payne
  • Published 1 March 1958
  • Law, History, Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
LoUIs-NAPOLEON, in promulgating the constitution of 1852, claimed that he was restoring a suitable political framework to "the administrative, military, and judicial .. . organization of the Consulate and Empire,"2 which had survived the fall of Napoleon in 1815 and had never ceased to exist under the succeeding regimes. Among the administrative legacies of the empire was the political police, together with a well-developed theory to justify its existence and to guide its use. This article is… 
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