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Title Tocqueville and the frontiers of democracy / edited by Ewa Atanassow, ECLA of Bard University, Richard Boyd, Georgetown University
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 375 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Tocqueville and the frontiers of democracy / Ewa Atanassow and Richard Boyd -- Part I . The Meaning of Democracy and the Democratic Revolution: 1. Democracy and revolution in Tocqueville: the frontiers of democracy / Nestor Capdevila; 2. The frontier between democracy and aristocracy / Ran Halévi; 3. Tocqueville's Burke, or story as history / Ralph Lerner -- Part II. Democratization in a Non-Western Context: 4. Tocqueville and religion: beyond the frontier of Christendom / Alan Kahan; 5. Deliberating democratization with Tocqueville: the case of East Asia / Cheryl B. Welch; 6. Tocquevillean thoughts on higher education in the Middle East / Joshua Mitchell -- Part III. Challenges of Globalization: Democracy, Markets, and Nationhood: 7. Tocqueville and the unsettled global village / Susan McWilliams; 8. Nationhood: democracy's final frontier? / Ewa Atanassow; 9. Commerce, glory, and empire: Montesquieu's legacy / Céline Spector -- Part IV. Democracy, Imperialism, and Foreign Policy: 10. The surprising M. Tocqueville: necessity, foreign policy, and civic virtue / David Clinton; 11. Democracy and domination: empire, slavery, and democratic corruption in Tocqueville's thought / Jennifer Pitts; 12. Tocqueville and the Napoleonic legend / Richard Boyd -- Part V. Democracy's Old and New Frontiers: 13. Tocqueville, the problem of equality, and John Ford's Stagecoach / Robert Pippin; 14. The poetry of democracy / Paul Berman; 15. Tocqueville and the local frontiers of democracy / Robert T. Gannett, Jr. -- Epilogue: new frontiers, old dilemmas / Richard Boyd
Summary "Alexis de Tocqueville is widely cited as an authority on civil society, religion, and American political culture, yet his thoughts on democratization outside the West and the challenges of a globalizing age are less known and often misunderstood. This collection of essays by a distinguished group of international scholars explores Tocqueville's vision of democracy in Asia and the Middle East; the relationship between globalization and democracy; colonialism, Islam, and Hinduism; and the ethics of international relations. Rather than simply documenting Tocqueville's own thoughts, the volume applies the Frenchman's insights to enduring dilemmas of democratization and cross-cultural exchanges in the twenty-first century. This is one of the few books to shift the focus of Tocqueville studies away from America and Western Europe, expanding the frontiers of democracy and highlighting the international dimensions of Tocqueville's political thought."--Page [i]
"This collection of essays uses Alexis de Tocqueville's writings as a jumping-off point to explore the dilemmas of democratization in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 -- Political and social views.
Form Electronic book
Author Atanassow, Ewa.
Boyd, Richard, 1970-
ISBN 051184204X (electronic bk.)
1107333105 (electronic bk.)
1107336422 (electronic bk.)
9780511842047 (electronic bk.)
9781107333109 (electronic bk.)
9781107336421 (electronic bk.)