In this concisely written book, Pope focuses on Tocqueville's work as a social theorist. He outlines the basic elements of Tocquevilles social theory and then analyzes it in relation to the work of other early theorists, notably Marx and Durkheim, and in relation to modern theory. This book is an important addition to courses on sociological theory, and is designed to be a short, useful reference work for advanced students in sociology.
Table of Contents
Introduction The ReceptionTocqueville's Reception in Contemporary Social SciencePART ONE: THE THEORYTocqueville's Social and Political TheoryPART TWO: THE ASSESSMENTCriticisms of TocquevilleComparison with Marx and DurkheimConclusion