Interpreting Tocqueville's Democracy in America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847677115
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/7/1991
  • Pages: 548
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Ken Masugi teaches for Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs, in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Tocqueville and Political Thought
1 Two Ways of Conceiving the Republic 3
2 In Search of the "New Science of Politics" 27
3 A Liberal of a New Kind 63
4 Democracy and Pantheism 96
5 Political Sociology Versus Speculative Philosophy 121
Pt. II Tocqueville and Politics
6 Misunderstanding the American Founding 155
7 Jefferson and Tocqueville 178
8 Modern Commerce 204
9 The Illiberal Tocqueville 239
10 Centralized Administration and the "New Despotism" 255
11 Political Science, Political Culture, and the Role of the Intellectual 287
Pt. III Tocqueville and Mores
12 The Quest for the Self: Individualism, Morality, Politics 329
13 The Uses and Hazards of Christianity in Tocqueville's Attempt to Save Democratic Souls 348
14 Rights: A Point of Honor 394
15 On the Central Doctrine of Democracy in America 425
16 Racial Equality in America 462
17 Women's Liberation: The Relevance of Tocqueville 480
18 An Asian Perspective 495
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