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De Tocqueville

Cheryl Welch

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198781318
eISBN:
9780191695414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198781318.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Alexis de Tocqueville is one of the most topical and debated figures in contemporary political and social theory. This introduction to de Tocqueville's thought examines in detail his classic works ... More


Anxieties of Democracy: Tocquevillean Reflections on India and the United States

Partha Chatterjee and Ira Katznelson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077473
eISBN:
9780199081745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077473.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Alexis de Tocqueville published his famous study of the United States at a time when modern democracy was still quite young. His study of democratic institutions in the United States, as well as his ... More


Introduction

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246663
eISBN:
9780191599392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246661.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Illuminates broadly the relationship between active democratic citizenship and institutions conditions. It draws in particular on Tocqueville's comparison between the conditions in USA and France. ... More


The Perversity Thesis

Joseph V. Femia

in Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280637
eISBN:
9780191599231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280637.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The perversity thesis (that democratic reform will bring despotism) is explored through a critical analysis of the thought of its main exemplars: Burke, Maistre, Hegel, and Tocqueville. The thesis is ... More


Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Ben Berger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Handwringing about political apathy is as old as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping in the market instead of voting. In ... More


From Tocqueville to the War on Terror

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of religion in American civic life from the time Alexis de Tocqueville visited the early United States until September 11, 2001. It focuses on an array of historical ... More


What We Can Do Now

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter returns to the discussion of Tocqueville in order to emphasize the importance of both encouraging religion in public life and protecting against the tyranny of a majority. ... More


The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

Norma Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088175
eISBN:
9780300128055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088175.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a new perspective on the development of political thought from Homer to Machiavelli, Tocqueville, and Gertrude Stein (who is introduced here, for the first time, as a writer of ... More


Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Lucien Jaume

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152042
eISBN:
9781400846726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152042.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Many American readers like to regard Alexis de Tocqueville as an honorary American and democrat—as the young French aristocrat who came to early America and, enthralled by what he saw, proceeded to ... More


Introduction

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book examines what it calls democracy's political attention deficit and the paradox of civic engagement. It calls for an end to the umbrella term “civic engagement,” arguing that it confuses ... More


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