Étienne Chouard

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Étienne Chouard
Born (1956-12-21) 21 December 1956 (age 59)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Occupation teacher, blogger, lecturer
Known for support of sortition
Website etienne.chouard.free.fr (French)

Étienne Chouard (born December 21, 1956 in Paris)[1][2] is a French economics and law teacher[3] and blogger.[4] During the 2005 French referendum campaign on the European Constitution he gained public attention by advocating against it,[5][6] notably for his discussion with Dominique Strauss-Kahn.[7]

Since then Chouard – who defines himself as a "seeker of the original cause of social injustices"[8] – has been working on different democratic systems and constitutions. He is a supporter of the idea of sortition[9][10] which could also be applied to constitutional conventions.[11]


  1. ^ Ariane Chemin, "Étienne Chouard, Don Quichotte du non" (paying archive) (archived copy of the article on scribd), Le Monde, May 12, 2005.
  2. ^ Chouard, Étienne (1956–....), notice d'autorité personne FRBNF12926776, catalogue général de la BnF
  3. ^ Thomas Lemahieu, "Et si Étienne Chouard faisait gagner le « non »", L'Humanité, April 9, 2005.
  4. ^ "15 blogueurs leaders d'opinion sur la toile", Le Monde, March 11, 2009
  5. ^ Olivia Renaudin, "Sur Internet, le champion du non c'est Étienne Chouard", Libération, April 30, 2005.
  6. ^ Étienne Chouard, "Une mauvaise constitution qui révèle un secret cancer de notre démocratie", Bellaciao.org, March 30, 2005.
  7. ^ "Traité constitutionnel : réponse à Etienne Chouard", Dominique Strauss-Khan's blog, April 22, 2005
  8. ^ "Etienne Chouard : Chercher la cause des causes", TEDxRepubliqueSquare, March 22, 2012
  9. ^ Jérôme Bouin, "Que devient Étienne Chouard ?", Le Figaro, April 9, 2007.
  10. ^ Video on YouTube: "Le tirage au sort comme bombe politiquement durable contre l'oligarchie"
  11. ^ Mathieu Deslandes, "Etienne Chouard n’est pas mort, il soigne les orphelins du « non »", Rue 89, March 26, 2012

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