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Beyond Tocqueville

Author : Bob Edwards
ISBN : 1584651253
Genre : Political Science
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An interdisciplinary collection of historical and comparative articles on civil society and the social capital debate.
Category: Political Science

Tocqueville And Beyond

Author : Robert M. Schwartz
ISBN : 0874138302
Genre : History
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This collection of essays by French and American historians testifies to the enduring importance of Alexis de Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the French Revolution, first published in 1856. Highly original in its day and now recognized as a classic, The Old Regime has since the 1970s stimulated considerable research and improved our understanding of the French Old Regime. Tocqueville and Beyond joins this trend to offer both an appreciation and critique of Tocqueville's remarkable book. From the wide-ranging perspectives of privileged nobles, men of letters, rural life, and the evolution of centralization and liberty in France as well as the Dutch Republic, these essays attest to the continuing significance of Tocqueville's classic study.
Category: History

The Liberal Tradition In America

Author : Louis Hartz
ISBN : 0156512696
Genre : History
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Views American democracy, revolution, and capitalism in the light of Western history
Category: History

De Tocqueville

Author : Cheryl B. Welch
ISBN : 0198781318
Genre : Political Science
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'This introduction should become the second best thing to reading Tocqueville himself' Contemporary Review, April 2001This clear and concise new introduction to de Tocqueville's thought examines closely his classic works and seeks to illuminate the reasons why this displaced nineteenth century aristocrat has become one of the most topical figures in contemporary political theory
Category: Political Science

Tocqueville S Political Economy

Author : Richard Swedberg
ISBN : 0691132992
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In Tocqueville's Political Economy, Richard Swedburg shows that Alexis de Tocqueville had a highly original and suggestive approach to economics - one that still has much to teach us today." "Through careful readings of Tocqueville's two major books andmany of his other writings, Swedburg lays bare Tocqueville's ingenious way of thinking about major economic phenomena. When examined together, Swedburg argues, these books and other writings constitute an interesting alternative model of economic thinking, as well as a major contribution to political economy that deserves a place in contemporary discussions about the social effects of economics"--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Business & Economics

Tocqueville Democracy And Religion

Author : Alan S. Kahan
ISBN : 9780191503146
Genre : History
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The relationship between democracy and religion is as important today as it was in Alexis de Tocqueville's time. Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion is a ground-breaking study of the views of the greatest theorist of democracy writing about one of today's most crucial problems. Alan S. Kahan, one of today's foremost Tocqueville scholars, shows how Tocqueville's analysis of religion is simultaneously deeply rooted in his thoughts on nineteenth-century France and America and pertinent to us today. Tocqueville thought that the role of religion was to provide checks and balances for democracy in the spiritual realm, just as secular forces should provide them in the political realm. He believed that in the long run secular checks and balances were dependent on the success of spiritual ones. Kahan examines how Tocqueville thought religion had succeeded in checking and balancing democracy in America, and failed in France, as well as observing Tocqueville's less well-known analyses of religion in Ireland and England, and his perspective on Islam and Hinduism. He shows how Tocqueville's 'post-secular' account of religion can help us come to terms with religion today. More than a study of Tocqueville on religion in democratic society, this volume offers us a re-interpretation of Tocqueville as a moralist and a student of human nature in democratic society; a thinker whose new political science was in the service of a new moral science aimed at encouraging democratic people to attain greatness as human beings. Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion gives us a new Tocqueville for the twenty-first century.
Category: History

Tocqueville On America After 1840

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : 9780521859554
Genre : History
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Tocqueville on America after 1840 provides access to Tocqueville's views on American politics from 1840 to 1859, revealing his shift in thinking and growing disenchantment with America.
Category: History

Beyond Progress

Author : Hugh De Santis
ISBN : 0226142965
Genre : History
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In this dynamic portrait of the human community as it enters the twenty-first century, Hugh De Santis argues that in a world of dwindling resources, economic inequality, and unremitting violence, the belief in endless progress can no longer be sustained. Explaining that we have arrived at a great historic divide, De Santis asserts that the old modern order is giving way to an age of "mutualism." He draws on world history and the study of international relations to explore the emerging future, in which new forms of social and political identity and regional associations and alignments will be needed to solve global problems. Demonstrating that mutualism will require a dramatic change in the way states, international institutions, corporations, and local communities interact, De Santis argues that this transformation will be especially difficult for the United States, which will have to abandon its exceptionalist identity and rejoin a world it can no longer escape.
Category: History