Democracy in America

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Courier Dover Publications, 1 mars 2017 - 1104 sidor
In the early 19th century, a French sociologist and political scientist undertook a seven-month journey throughout the newly formed United States. Alexis de Tocqueville surveyed the young nation's religious, political, and economic character and reported his findings in two volumes, published in 1835 and 1840. Two centuries later, Democracy in America remains among the most astute and influential surveys of American politics and society.
de Tocqueville focuses on why republican representative democracy prevailed in the United States, tracing its success from the state of equality established by the early Puritan settlers through the American Revolution and adoption of the Constitution. His speculations on the future of democracy offer prescient, thought-provoking reading, and his classic work remains a touchstone for modern thinkers on government. This edition is based on the earliest approved translation, which has served as the standard version for over a century and comes closest to reflecting the author's insights as perceived by his contemporaries.
 

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If you want to read about how a pompous, arrogant ass of a Frenchman viewed ‘the Great Experiement’ in Democracy, read this book. Otherwise, skip it. I had to read it in a government class as an ... Läs hela recensionen

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ExTERIOR FoRM OF NoFTH AMERICA o e e
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H A P T E R II
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H A P T E R III
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THE PRINCIPLE OF THE SoverEIGNTY of THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA
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OF THE STATE º e e e e e s e
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JUDICIAL Power IN THE UNITED STATEs AND ITS INFLUENCE
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H A P T E R W II
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THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION e º e e
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SoME CHARACTERISTICs of HISTORIANs IN DEMOCRATIC TIMES 103
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON THE FEELINGS OF
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INDIVIDUALISM STRONGER AT THE CLos E of A DEMocratic REv
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OF THE USE which THE AMERICANs MAKE OF PUBLIC Associa
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OF THE RELATION BETweBN PUBLIC Associations AND
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How THE AMERICANS COMBAT INDIVIDUALISM BY THE PRINCIPLE
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THAT THE AMERICANS APPLY THE PRINCIPLE of INTEREST
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PECULIAR EFFECTs of THE LovE of PHYSICAL GRATIFICATIONs
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Why the President of the United States does not need a Majority
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Mode of Election
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Reelection of the President
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Means of determining the Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts
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Procedure of the Federal Courts e e e
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Why the Federal System is not practicable for all Nations and
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H A P T E R IX
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H A P T E R XI
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PoliticAL Associations IN THE UNITED STATES s e
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Government of THE DEMocracy IN AMERICA e
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Whether the Expenditure of the United States can be compared
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H A P T E R XIV
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UNLIMITED Power of THE MAJoRITY IN THE UNITED STATEs
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Tyranny of the Majority e e e e e
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Power exercised by the Majority in America upon Opinion
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The greatest Dangers of the American Republics proceed from
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Trial by Jury in the United States considered as a Political Institu
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY UPON THE ACTION OF INTELLECT
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H A P T E R II
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WHY THE AMERICANs show MoRE APTITUDE AND TASTE
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WHY THE AMERICANS HAVE NEVER BEEN so EAGER AS THE FRENCH
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THE PROGREss of Roman CATHolicIsM IN THE UNITED STATEs 33
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How EQUALITY SUGGESTs To THE AMERICANs THE IDEA OF
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WHY THE AMERICANS ARE MORE ADDICTED TO PRACTICAL THAN
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IN what SPIRIT THE AMERICANs CULTIVATE THE ARTs 56
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WHY THE AMERICANs RAISE soy E INSIGNIFICANT MONUMENTs
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THE TRADE OF LITERATURE
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WHY AMERICAN WRITERS AND ORATORS OFTEN USE AN INFLATED
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How THE TASTE FOR PHYSICAL GRATIFICATIONs Is UNITED
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How ExCEssive CARE FOR WorldLY WELFARE MAY IMPAIR THAT
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WHY AMONGST THE AMERICANs ALL HONEST CALLINGS ARE CON
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WHAT CAUSEs ALMosT ALL AMERICANS TO Follow INDUSTRIAL
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INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON MANNERS PROPERLY
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How DEMocracy RENDERS THE HABITUAL INTERCOURSE of
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CoNSEQUENCES OF THE THREE PRECEDING CHAPTERs 213
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How DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND MANNERs TEND TO RAISE
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INFLUENCE of DEMocracy on THE FAMILY e 233
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How EQUALITY OF CONDITION CONTRIBUTEs To MAINTAIN GOOD
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How THE AMERICANs UNDERSTAND THE EQUALITY OF THE SExEs
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SoME REFLECTIONS ON AMERICAN MANNERS
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WHY THE NATIONAL VANITY OF THE AMERICANs Is MoRE REST
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WHY so MANY AMBITIous MEN AND So LITTLE LOFTY AMBITION
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THE TRADE of PLACEHUNTING IN CERTAIN DEMOCRATIC Coun
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WHY DEMocratic NATIONS ARE NATURALLY DESIROUS OF PEACE
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WHICH IS THE MOST WARLIKE AND MOST REVOLUTIONARY CLASS
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OF DISCIPLINE IN DEMocratic ARMIES e e e 344
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FO U R T H B O O
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THAT THE SENTIMENTS OF DEMocratic NATIONS Accord witH
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THAT AMONGST THE EUROPEAN NATIONs of our TIME THE Sov
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WHAT SoFT of DESPOTISM DEMOCRATIC NATIONS HAVE TO FEAR 389
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CoNTINUATION of THE PRECEDING CHAPTERS e e e 397
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H A P T E R V III
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DEMOCRACY IN SWITZERLAND A REPORT MADE TO
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SPEECH OF M DE TOCQUEVILLE IN THE CHAMBER
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF DE TOCQUEVILLE e 485
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French diplomat and historian Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–59) is notable for both Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. Both works analyzed the connections between national character and government, were influential in 19th-century discussions of liberalism and equality, and were rediscovered by sociologists and political scientists of the 20th century.

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