This study examines the arguments that the democratic movement has had to overcome. A history of franchise extension in the USA, France, Germany and the United Kingdom provides the context for examining the attitudes to democracy of John Adams, de Tocqueville, Hegel and Carlyle.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1992|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsPart 1 Facts and theories: the legislative background; the case against democracy. Part 2 Thinkers: John Adams; G.W.F.Hegel; Alexis de Tocqueville; Thomas Carlyle. Part 3 Democracy and discrimination: "beings of an inferior order" - the ideology of black subordination in the USA; "exalted by their inferiority" - on the subjection of women.