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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 7, July-December 2008


Esteban López-Escobar Universidad de Navarra
Title Public Opinion, hero of politics: The contribution of Jacques Necker Summary Jacques Necker, the Swiss-French minister of finances, played a decisive role in the consolidation of public opinion as a political force and as an intellectual concept. He has not only published the French monarchy’s accounts, but also wrote De l’administration des finances en France, that includes his ideas on public opinion and became a 18th century bestseller. But, as Necker’s daughter explained, religion was before public opinion for him. This paper not only deals with the most recent literature on Necker, but also addresses to this important and till now unnoticed relation of public opinion and religion in his works. Keywords Necker, public opinion, religion


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n7a2


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