De La Démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are. DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. Freely inspired to the book by Alexis De Tocqueville Technical production staff: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio. Buy La democrazia in America by Alexis De Tocqueville, G. Candeloro (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Modelli di filosofia politica.

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Aurelian Craiutu – – Social Philosophy and Policy 25 2: Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”. Because of his own view that a woman could not act on a level equal to a man, democeazia saw a woman as needing her father’s support to retain independence in marriage.

Olivier Zunz – – In Cheryl B. Tocqueville was one of the first social critics to examine the situation of U.

La democrazia in America : Alexis de Tocqueville :

In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. Tocqueville speculates on the future of democracy in the United States, discussing possible threats to democracy and possible dangers of democracy. They arrived equals in education and were all middle class. From the Social Contract to the Art of Association: He observed that over the previous seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of men had become more equal.

He contrasts this to France where there was what he perceived to be an unhealthy antagonism between democrats and the religious, which he relates to the connection between church and state.

As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen women occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, Tocqueville believed that the Puritans established the principle of sovereignty of the people in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.


Sign in to use this feature. Retrieved 24 June He argues that the collapse of aristocracy lessened the patriarchal rule in the family where fathers would control daughters’ marriages, meaning that women had the option of remaining unmarried and retaining a higher degree of independence. Gustave de Beaumont Francis J. Find it on Scholar. Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions.

Letters and Other Writings. The two also briefly visited Canada, spending a few days in the summer of in what was then Lower Canada modern-day Quebec and Upper Canada modern-day Ontario. On the other hand, Tocqueville proved shortsighted in noting that a democracy’s equality of conditions stifles literary development.

Tocqueville and the problem of democracy. Tocqueville and the Americans: Before finishing Democracy in AmericaTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study of the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating. These include his belief that democracy has a tendency to degenerate into ” soft despotism ” as well as the risk of developing a tyranny of the majority. Tocqueville described this revolution as a “providential fact” [5] of an “irresistible revolution,” leading some to criticize the determinism found in the book.

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He begins his book by describing the change in social conditions taking place. You can help by converting this section to prose, if appropriate. However, based on Tocqueville’s correspondences with friends and colleagues, Marvin Zetterbaum, Professor Emeritus at University of California Davisconcludes that the Frenchman never accepted democracy as determined or inevitable.


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La democrazia in America

The Rhetoric of Women’s History”. InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. Cordoneanu – – Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies Retrieved 22 April He anticipates the potential acrimony over the abolition of slavery that would tear apart the United States and lead to the American Civil War as well as the eventual superpower rivalry between the United States and Russia, which exploded after World War II and spawned the Cold War.

Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America. Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 23 1: The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects of equality. The Christian Science Monitor.

According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: Retrieved from ” https: This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose.

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