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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Tocqueville’s views on the United States took a darker turn afterhowever, as made evident in Aurelian Craiutu’s Tocqueville on America after He did, however, consider equality more just and therefore found himself among its partisans. Articles with incomplete citations from November All articles with incomplete citations Articles needing cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup Articles with alexiss that need to be turned into prose from September Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.

These include his belief that democracy has a tendency to degenerate into ” soft despotism ” as well as the risk of developing a tyranny of the majority. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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Constitution, he believes that the mores, or “habits of mind” of the U. The American Revolution then popularized this principle, followed by the Constitutional Convention ofwhich developed institutions to manage popular will. Dejocrazia calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America.

Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions.

While Tocqueville speaks highly of the U. He observes that the strong role religion played in the United States was due to its separation from the government, a separation all parties found agreeable. Tocqueville and the problem of democracy.


The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 22 April In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years. Because of his own view that a woman could not act deomcrazia a level equal to a man, he saw a woman as needing her father’s support to retain independence in marriage.

Ci Theory in Social and Political Philosophy. Aelxis for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen women occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville.

Alexis de Tocqueville – unknown. In his later ameria Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose.

When the first edition was published, Beaumont, sympathetic to social justice, was working on another book, Marie, ou, L’esclavage aux Etats-Unis two volumes,a social critique and novel describing the separation of races in a moral democazia and the conditions of slaves in the United States.

He observed that over the previous seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of men had become more equal. It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population. The young Woman in the Character of a Wife”.

Before finishing Democracy in AmericaTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study of tpcqueville United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating. This article has no associated abstract.

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From the Social Contract to the Art of Association: Tocqueville begins his alexxis of the U. In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. It is a commonly assigned reading for undergraduates of American universities majoring in the political or social sciences, and part of the introductory political theory syllabus at Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton and other institutions. According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: Editing help is available.


The primary focus of Democracy in America is an analysis of why republican slexis democracy has succeeded in the United States while failing in so many other places.

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Gustave de Beaumont Francis J. Find it on Scholar. Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 23 1: Tocqueville believed that the Puritans established the principle of sovereignty of the people in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Tocqueville and the Americans: Retrieved from ” https: Tocqueville traced the development of equality to a number of factors, such as granting all men permission to enter the clergywidespread economic opportunity resulting from the growth of trade and commerce, the royal sale of titles of nobility as a monarchical fundraising tool, and the abolition of primogeniture.

Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”. The Journal of American History.

Mitchell – – History of Political Thought 9 3: Tocqueville also outlines the possible excesses of passion for equality among men, alexus the totalitarian states of the twentieth century. Archived from the original on In addition, Tocqueville observes that they contributed a synthesis of religion and political liberty in America that was uncommon in Europe, particularly in France. History of Western Philosophy.

Alexis de Tocqueville – wmerica Humanitas 2. On the other hand, Tocqueville proved shortsighted in noting that a democracy’s equality of conditions stifles literary development.