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The State of Democracy in America (Essential Texts in American Government)

by William J. Crotty

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Published by Georgetown University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science & theory,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Political participation,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • United States,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • 1993-2001,
  • Democracy,
  • Politics and government

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages284
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9781067M
    ISBN 100878408614
    ISBN 109780878408610

      Alexis de Tocqueville () came to America in to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on remains the most often quoted book about the United States, not /5(58). Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred : Alexis de Tocqueville.

    Democracy In America Volume 1 By Alexis de Tocqueville Translator – Henry Reeve Book One Introduction Special Introduction By Hon. John T. Morgan In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the In-dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the greatCited by: Tocqueville considers the liberty of the press as absolutely necessary in a democracy, but unlimited liberty of association is more dangerous, since it threatens the functioning of the government. That the existence of such a liberty has thus far not damaged America is due to Americans’ longstanding familiarity with the principle, and the way in which it has actually come to work against the.

    About Democracy in America. French nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic treatise on the American way of life. Over years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville, an astute political scientist, came to the United States to evaluate the meaning and actual functioning of democracy.   Almost all said that the United States performed well on some of the most important measures of democracy: free and fair elections, freedom of speech and judicial limits on executive .


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The State of Democracy in America (Essential Texts in American Government) [Crotty, William J.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The State of Democracy in America (Essential Texts in American Government)Author: William J. Crotty. Alexis de Tocqueville () came to America in to see what a great republic was like.

What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its democracy. The book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America. It remains the most often quoted book about the United States, not only because it has Cited by:   Democracy in America, written by Alexis de Tocqueville between andis considered one of the most comprehensive and insightful books ever written about the U.S.

Having seen the failed attempts at a democratic government in his native France, Tocqueville set out to study a stable and prosperous democracy in order to gain insight into how it : Ashley Crossman.

Read this book on Questia. In this wide-ranging assessment of democracy in America today, fifteen respected scholars of American politics chart the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's democratic mechanisms and outline the challenges that lie ahead.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm: Contents: Politics and policy for a new century / Michael S. Dukakis --Introduction: perspectives on an evolving democratic experiment in a new century (and millennium) / William Crotty --Political mobilization in America / M.

Margaret Conway --Public support for the party system in the. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville de Tocqueville, a young French diplomat, wrote this remarkable essay in two books based on his travels to the United States in the s.

He was a student of the consequences of the French revolution and had a very disdainful view of power for a diplomat — in particular the elite’s ability to eventually exploit the loopholes and take power back from the people.4/5.

The State of Democracy in America William J. Crotty, Editor In this wide-ranging assessment of democracy in America today, fifteen respected scholars of American politics chart the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's democratic mechanisms and outline the challenges that lie ahead.

“Democracy in America” starts out with an admiration for the democratic system of America in “Among the new objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, none struck my eye more vividly than the equality of conditions,” writes Alexis deTocqueville.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2), byAlexis de Toqueville*** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, V2 ******** This file should be named or *****This and all associated files of various formats will be found in:.

When the first edition was published, Beaumont was working on another book, Marie, ou, L'esclavage aux Etats-Unis (two volumes, ), a social critique and novel describing the separation of races in a moral society and the conditions of slaves in the United States. Before finishing Democracy in America, Tocqueville believed that Beaumont's /5(31).

In Democracy in America, Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era.

His book /5(6). "Democracy in America," the first of four volumes upon "American Institutions and their Influence," was published in It was received at once by the scholars and thinkers of Europe as a profound, impartial, and entertaining exposition of the principles of popular, representative self-government.

Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. Democracy in America, Volume 1 Alexis de Tocqueville Full view - that they have arrived at a state of democracy without having to endure a democratic revolution; /5(5). The State of Democracy in America by Michael Dukakis,available at Book Depository with free delivery : Michael Dukakis.

This is the two volume set of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, first published in andin which the author examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years.

He believed this social change would lead to more equality and widespread economic opportunity. "Democracy In America" is a treatise about what America was like, which de Tocqueville wrote after his visit to America. He also examines the potential dangers of majority rule, which he felt could sometimes be every bit as tyrannical as the rule of the aristocracy.

Read Conclusion of Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. The text begins: I have now nearly reached the close of my inquiry; hitherto, in speaking of the future destiny of the United States, I have endeavored to divide my subject into distinct portions, in order to study each of them with more attention.

My present object is to embrace the whole from one single point; the remarks I. "Democracy in America will continue to be read with profit as long as the United States survives as a republic and, indeed, as long as democracy endures,". Through decades of dysfunctional government.

In Democracy in America. veteran political observers Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens marshal an unprecedented array of evidence to show that while other countries have responded to a rapidly changing economy by helping people who’ve been left behind, the United States has failed to do so.

Democracy in America (–) is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society. This Library of America volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville’s masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound ideas and.

The great exception, of course, is the name of the book itself, Democracy in America, a title simply too familiar in English to be altered; and (5) in cases where Tocqueville quotes directly and closely from an English-language source, the original English text has been provided; but in cases where Tocqueville has quoted an English-language.

Alexis de Tocqueville () was a French sociologist and political theorist who traveled to the United States to study its prisons and wrote “Democracy in America” (), one of the.At the State of American Democracy conference inprominent writers, scholars, educators, and public officials addressed the historic and institutional origins of our the publication of Democracy Unchained, we focus on strengthening democratic institutions and the "habits of heart" that undergird a robust democratic civic culture.