Alexis de Tocqueville by Alan S. KahanAlexis de Tocqueville by Alan S. Kahan

Alexis de Tocqueville

byAlan S. KahanEditorJohn Meadowcroft

Hardcover | November 19, 2009

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Alexis de Tocqueville was the author of two masterpieces, Democracry in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. In this volume, Alan S. Kahan, one of the world's leading authorities on Tocqueville's work, presents an accessible and rigorous account of the French author's ideas set in the context of his life and times. It sets out the essential tensions and ambiguities in Tocqueville's thought and analyzes the idea that made him such a compelling and insightful thinker.
Dr Kahan is the author of Aristocratic Liberalism (Oxford, 1992) and Liberalism in Nineteenth Century Europe (Palgrave, 2003). He was also co-editor of The Tocqueville Reader (Wiley, 2002).
Title:Alexis de TocquevilleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:November 19, 2009Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826483135

ISBN - 13:9780826483133


Table of Contents

Part IChapter 1 BiographyPart IIChapter 2 The Essential TocquevilleChapter 3 Democracy and Freedom in AmericaChapter 4 Democracy and Freedom in FranceChapter 5 Democracy and Freedom ElsewhereChapter 6 Democracy, Freedom, and PovertyChapter 7 Tocqueville, the Neo-Liberal Part IIIChapter 8 Tocqueville and his ReadersPart IVChapter 9 Tocqueville TodayPart VWorks CitedAnnotated BibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This volume presents the ideas of conservative French political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) within the context of his life and times. It recounts his biography and influences, then discusses the intricacies of his thought and ideas about democracy and freedom (and the tension between them) in America, France, and other countries; his ideas about poverty; responses to his work by contemporaries; and the impact of his contributions, including his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.