Tocqueville Today?: From Oracle to Actor

Hardcover | December 15, 2007

EditorRaf Geenens, Annelien de Djin

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The essays collected here aim to set up a dialogue between the 'historical' and the 'contemporary' Tocqueville. In what ways does a contextualization of Tocqueville throw new light on his relevance as a political thinker today? How can a focus on his embeddedness in the political culture of the nineteenth century contribute to our understanding of his political thought? Or, conversely, how has the usage of Tocqueville's writings in day-to-day political debate influenced the reception of his work both in the past and today?

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The essays collected here aim to set up a dialogue between the 'historical' and the 'contemporary' Tocqueville. In what ways does a contextualization of Tocqueville throw new light on his relevance as a political thinker today? How can a focus on his embeddedness in the political culture of the nineteenth century contribute to our unde...

RAF GEENENS studied at the universities of Brussels, Leuven, Paris VIII, and was a visiting student at the New School for Social Research. Currently he is a researcher for the Catholic University of Brussels, Belgium; he is preparing a PhD-thesis on the role of power in democracy. Together with Ronald Tinnevelt, he previously edited a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230527469

ISBN - 13:9780230527461

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