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Sandrine Berges

I think that de Grouchy's not being a fan of voting rights may have been a function of her (and Condorcet's) preference for representational democracy, as opposed to the Cordeliers who defended direct democracy with delegates who had no voting power. Check out Hammersley, 2005. French Revolutionaries and English Republicans: The Cordeliers Club, 1790-1794, p.54ff.

Eric Schliesser

Well, one can favor representational democracy with a universal franchise. In his 1790 essay Condorcet, advocated a broad franchise. (I am not conflating De Grouchy with Condorcet.) But I am unsure about how his and her views developed through the 1790s, and to what degree De Grouchy or Condorcet ended up endorsing a more narrow franchise. So, I would want to keep that issue distinct from the debate over direct/representational democracy.

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