French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville: Liberty in a Levelled Society?

French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville: Liberty in a Levelled Society?

by Annelien de Dijn
     
 

A major contribution to the understanding of one of the most important strands of modern political thought.See more details below

Overview

A major contribution to the understanding of one of the most important strands of modern political thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521877886
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #89
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Political thought in eighteenth century France: the invention of aristocratic liberalism; 2. Liberty and inequality: the Royalist discourse; 3. A society of equals: the liberal response; 4. Liberty in a levelled society: Charles Dunoyer, Benjamin Constant, and Prosper de Barante; 5. The new aristocracy: a theme in Restoration liberalism; 6. The danger of democracy: Orleanist liberalism and Alexis de Tocqueville; 7. The French predicament: aristocratic liberalism in the second empire; Epilogue; Bibliography.

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