Tocqueville: His Social and Political Theory

Tocqueville: His Social and Political Theory

by Whitney Pope

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803925571
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/01/1986
Series: The Masters of Sociological Theory Series , #4
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Reception
Tocqueville's Reception in Contemporary Social Science
PART ONE: THE THEORY
Tocqueville's Social and Political Theory
PART TWO: THE ASSESSMENT
Criticisms of Tocqueville
Comparison with Marx and Durkheim
Conclusion

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