The Cambridge companion to Democracy in America / edited by Richard Boyd
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxv, 474 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Boyd, Richard, 1970-
- Introduction : revisiting democracy in America in the twenty-first century / Richard Boyd -- Tocqueville and the philosophy of the Enlightenment / Ryan Patrick Hanley -- Tocqueville's Dialogues / Aurelian Craiutu - Fugitive aristocracy : Tocqueville's search for remnants of the ancien r�egime / Richard Avramenko -- Tocqueville's conservatism and the conservative's Tocqueville / Richard Boyd -- Tocqueville and the political left in America : heeding a call for decisive action / Robert T. Gannett, Jr. -- Tocqueville and anti-Americanism / Alan Levine -- Democracy in the (other) America / Jose Antonio Aguilar Rivera -- Tocqueville in Japan and China : readings and questions / James T. Schleifer -- "Ideas for the intellect and emotions for the heart" : the literary dimensions of Democracy in America / Christine Dunn Henderson -- Tocquevillean association and the market / Rachael K. Behr and Virgil Henry Storr -- Tocqueville on the federal constitution / Jeremy D. Bailey -- Religion in Democracy in America / Carson Holloway -- Tocqueville's Puritans / Joshua Mitchell -- Tocqueville's American girls : women, manners, and the Engendering of democracy / Eileen Hunt Botting -- Picturing American democracy : Tocqueville, Morrison, and the "three races" / Lawrie Balfour -- Democracy in America in the twenty-first century : new challenges of diversity and inequality / Rogers M. Smith.
- This collection of essays is an invaluable companion for understanding the composition, reception, and contemporary legacy of Alexis de Tocqueville's classic work Democracy in America. Chapters by political theorists, intellectual historians, economists, political scientists, and community organizers explore the major intellectual influences on Tocqueville's thought, the book's reception in its own day and by subsequent political thinkers, and its enduring relevance for some of today's most pressing issues. Chapters tackle Tocqueville's insights into liberal democracy, civil society and civic engagement, social reform, religion and politics, free markets, constitutional interpretation, the history of slavery and race relations, gender, literature, and foreign policy. The many ways in which Tocqueville's ideas have been taken up - sometimes at cross-purposes - by subsequent thinkers and political actors around the world are also examined. This volume demonstrates the enduring global significance of one of the most perceptive accounts ever written about American democracy and the future prospects for self-government.
- 9781316995761 (ebook)
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