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De La Démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are. DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. Freely inspired to the book by Alexis De Tocqueville Technical production staff: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio. Buy La democrazia in America by Alexis De Tocqueville, G. Candeloro (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Modelli di filosofia politica.

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Alexis de Tocqueville – unknown. In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. This article has no associated abstract. He warned that ‘ Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions.

The primary focus of Democracy in America is inn analysis of why republican representative democracy has succeeded in the United States zlexis failing in so many other places. Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history.

Constitution, he believes that the mores, or “habits of mind” of the U. Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”.

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By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political science dii, social scienceand history. The American Revolution then popularized this principle, followed by the Constitutional Convention ofwhich developed institutions to manage popular will. Alexis de Tocqueville – – Humanitas 2.

Political Theory in Social and Political Philosophy. On the other hand, Tocqueville proved shortsighted in noting that a democracy’s equality of conditions stifles toxqueville development. In addition, Tocqueville observes that they contributed a synthesis of religion and political liberty in America that was uncommon in Europe, particularly in France. Aurelian Craiutu – – Social Philosophy and Policy 25 2: In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C.


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He anticipates the potential acrimony over the abolition of slavery that would tear apart the United States and lead to the American Civil War as well as the eventual superpower rivalry between the United States and Russia, which exploded after World War II and spawned the Cold War.

The remainder of the book can be interpreted as an attempt to accomplish this goal, thereby giving advice to those people who would experience this change in social states.

The Journal of American History. Given the social state that was emerging, Tocqueville believed that a “new tocquevill science” would be needed, in order to:. The Rhetoric of Women’s History”. Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on Ameriva.

However, based on Tocqueville’s correspondences with friends and colleagues, Marvin Zetterbaum, Professor Emeritus at University of California Davisconcludes that the Frenchman never accepted democracy as determined or inevitable. According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Consistent with this limited view of the potential of women to act as equals to men, as well as his apparently missing on his travels seeing the nurturing roles that many men in the United States played, particularly in the Delaware Valley region of cultures where there was a lot of influence by Society of Friends as well as a tradition of male and female equality, Tocqueville considered the separate spheres of women and men a positive development, stating: Tocqueville’s views on the United States took a darker turn afterhowever, as made evident in Aurelian Craiutu’s Tocqueville on America after Letters and Other Writings.

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He did, however, consider equality more just and therefore found himself among its partisans. Because of his own view that a woman could not act on a level equal to a man, he saw a woman as needing her father’s support to retain independence in marriage. Hugh Brogan – – Yale University Press. Equally, in dismissing the country’s interest in science as limited to pedestrian applications for streamlining the production of material goods, he failed to imagine America’s burgeoning appetite for pure scientific research and discovery.


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Tocqueville believed demcrazia the Puritans established the principle of sovereignty of the people in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.

The Christian Science Monitor. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years. Married women, by contrast, lost all independence “in the bonds of matrimony” as “in America paternal discipline [by the woman’s father] amerifa very relaxed and the conjugal tie very strict”.

Alexis de Tocqueville – – University of Chicago Press. How the Americans understand the Equality of the sexes”. Sign in Create an account. Librairie de Charles Gosselin. Articles with incomplete toqueville from November All articles with incomplete citations Articles needing cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose from September Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.

He observed that over the previous seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of men had become more equal.

The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville. Sign in to use this feature. The young Woman in the Character of a Wife”.