Les manifestations de casseroles de 2012 au Québec, entre réparation politique et éveil civique

Abstract : Pots and pans protests started in response to the swift adoption of a “special law” by the National Assembly of Québec in 2012. Although meant to quell the student protests that had been going on for several weeks, this law restricted the entire population’s freedom of assembly. Pots and pans protestations took place spontaneously for several weeks in the neighborhoods of large cities, as well as in suburbs, gathering thousands of people. This article views the pots and pans manifestations of Quebec in terms of breaks. First of all, it examines how the students’ strike, qualified as “boycott” by the government, created the climate for the first rifts at the political and social level. Then, the article investigates the manner in which the administrative and legislative decisions represented the tipping elements that led to the first rupture. Finally, it analyzes how the pots and pans protests, seen as acts of civil disobedience, constituted a second break of the political, social, and urban order, engaging the entire population. In conclusion, the article reflects on the implications and meanings of these breaks as they appeared in the immediate context and one year later.
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Gabriela Coman. Les manifestations de casseroles de 2012 au Québec, entre réparation politique et éveil civique. Encyclo. Revue de l'école doctorale ED 382, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2014, pp.17-34. ⟨hal-01158302⟩

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