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Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, revolution, and society : selected writings / edited and with an introduction by John Stone and Stephen Mennell.

; Stone, John, 1944- ; Mennell, Stephen
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980.
ISBN 0226805271, 0226805263, 9780226805269, 9780226805276

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Standard Title Works. Selections. English. 1980
Other Authors Mennell, Stephen.
Stone, John, 1944-
Subjects Democratie.
Political science.
Sociale problemen.
Series Heritage of sociology.
Description x, 391 pages ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-385) and index.
Summary The nineteenth-century French writer examines the development of democratic government in the United States and the state of political and social life.
Contents 1. The Social Origins of Democracy -- The Democratic Character of Anglo-American Society -- The American System of Townships -- Political Effects of Administrative Decentralization in the United Stares -- The Distinctiveness of the American Federal Constitution -- The Relative Importance of Manners, Laws, and Physical Characteristics in the Maintenance of Democracy -- 2. The Political Structure of Democracy -- Political Activity in America -- Political Associations in the United States -- The Role of Secondary Institutions -- Freedom of the Press -- Political Functions of the Jury System -- Political Functions of Religion -- Political Functions of Education -- The Tyranny of the Majority -- 3. Social Relations under Democracy -- The Softening of Manners as Social Conditions Become More Equal -- How Democracy Makes Social Encounters among the Americans Simple and Easy -- How Equality Divides the Americans into Numerous Small Social Circles -- Associations in American Civil Life -- How Democracy Affects the Relations of Masters and Servants -- Democracy and the Equality of the Sexes -- War and Democratic Armies -- 4. The Cultural Consequences of Democracy -- Philosophical Method among the Americans -- The Principal Source of Belief among Democratic Nations -- Why the American Are More Addicted to Practical Than to Theoretical Science -- The Spirit in Which the Americans Cultivate the Arts -- Literary Characteristics of Democratic Ages -- The Trade of Literature -- The Effect of Democracy on Language -- Characteristics of Historians in Democratic Ages -- 5. The Ancien Regime and the Origins of the French Revolution -- The Nature of the Problem -- How, Though Its Objectives Were Political, the French Revolution Followed the Lines of a Religious Revolution, and Why This Was So -- What Did the French Revolution Accomplish? -- Why Feudalism Had Come to Be More Detested in France Than in Any Other Country -- Administrative Centralization under the Ancien Regime -- How Paternal Government, as It Is Called Today, Had Been Practiced under the Ancien Regime -- How in France, More Than in Any Other European Country, the Provinces Had Come under the Domination of the Capital City -- How France Had Become the Country in Which Men Were Most Like Each Other -- How, Though in Many Respects so Similar, the French Were Split Up into Small, Isolated, Self-regarding Groups -- How the Lot of the French Peasant Was Sometimes Worse in the Eighteenth Century Than It Had Been in the Thirteenth -- 6. The Dynamics of Revolution -- How, Around the Middle of the Eighteenth Century, Men of Letter Took the Lead in Politics -- How the Desire for Reforms Took Precedence over the Desire for Freedom -- How Prosperity Hastened the Outbreak of the Revolution -- How the Spirit of Revolt was Promoted by Well-intentioned Efforts to Improve the People's Lot -- How, Given These Facts, the Revolution Was a Foregone Conclusion -- From the Revolution to Napoleon.
7. The Revolution of 1848 and Its Aftermath -- The July Monarchy: Triumph of the Bourgeoisie -- The End of the July Monarchy -- Causes of the February Revolution -- The Class Character of Revolutions -- Blunders of the Revolutionaries -- Louis Napoleon's Coup of 2 December 1851 -- 8. Social Control: Individualism, Alienation, and Deviance -- Social Control under the Ancien Regime -- Social Control in the New England Townships -- Respect for Law in the United States -- Anomie in France on the Eve of the Revolution -- Individualism in Democratic Countries -- That Aristocracy May Be Engendered by Industry -- A Manufacturing City Manchester -- Social Conditions in Ireland -- Prisons: A Gresham's Law of Crime -- The Effects of Solitary Confinement -- The Rehabilitation of Prisoners -- The Effects of Degrading Punishments -- How Much Crime Is There? -- Criminal Statistics: Problems of International Comparison -- 9. Race Relations, Slavery and Colonialism -- Tocqueville versus Gobineau -- Ethnic Stratification in Ireland -- Race Relations in America -- The American Indians -- Blacks in America -- Slavery in the French Colonies -- Colonialism in Algeria -- 10. Tocqueville's Prophecy: Centralization, Equality, and the Problem of Liberty -- Future Prospects of the United States -- Why Democratic Nations Show a More Enduring Love of Equality Than of Liberty -- Why Great Revolutions Will Become More Rare -- The Tendency towards Political Centralization -- Democratic Despotism -- Freedom: A Statement of Faith.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5410827
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.
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