The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville

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August 2006



Transcends national, ideological, disciplinary, and textual boundaries to bring together the best in Tocqueville scholarship.


Part I. Theory: 1. Tocqueville's comparative perspectives Seymour Drescher; 2. Tocqueville on 1789: preconditions, precipitants, and triggers Jon Elster; 3. Tocqueville's new political science Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop; 4. Tocqueville, political philosopher Pierre Manent; Part II. Texts: 5. Tocqueville's Democracy in America reconsidered James T. Schleifer; 6. Translating Tocqueville: the constraints of classicism Arthur Goldhammer; 7. The writer Engage: Tocqueville and political rhetoric Laurence Guellec; 8. The shifting puzzles of Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the Revolution Robert T. Gannett Jr.; Part III. Themes: 9. Tocqueville and civil society Dana Villa; 10. Tocqueville on threats to liberty in democracies Melvin Richter; 11. Tocqueville and democratic religious experience Joshua Mitchell; 12. Tocqueville on fraternity and fratricide Cheryl B. Welch; Part IV. Two Traditions: 13. Tocqueville and the French Francoise Melonio; 14. Tocqueville and the Americans: Democracy in America as read in nineteenth-century America Olivier Zunz.


Cheryl Welch received her MA and PhD from Columbia University. She is the author of Liberty and Utility: The French Ideologues and the Transformation of Liberalism and De Tocqueville and editor of Critical Issues in Social Thought with Murray Milgate. She has also written numerous articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Political Theory, History of Political Thought, and History of European Ideas. She has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, at Harvard Law School, and at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

EAN: 9780521840644
ISBN: 0521840643
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Companions to Philos'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 460 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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