The Resource After Tocqueville : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson

After Tocqueville : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson

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After Tocqueville : the promise and failure of democracy
Title
After Tocqueville
Title remainder
the promise and failure of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Chilton Williamson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Alexis de Tocqueville wrote his seminal work Democracy in America (1835), he regarded democracy as the future of the West. Subsequent events, from the collapse of communism to the recent popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, seem to confirm his prescience. But a closer look at the history of democracy from the 1830s down to the present reveals a far more complicated picture. In fact, author Chilton Williamson Jr. concludes, the future appears rather unpromising for democratic institutions around the world. After Tocqueville traces that history and examines that future. Williamson shows that in Europe democracy has tended toward socialism, in America toward nationalism. Indeed, the definitions and concepts of "democracy" have become so varied that the very term democracy is in effect meaningless--something upon which people have never been able to agree, and never will"--
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Williamson, Chilton
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.W547 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
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After Tocqueville : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-245) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781610170222
Lccn
2012023936
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  • 4102137-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4102137
  • (Sirsi) i9781610170222
Label
After Tocqueville : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-245) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 264 p.
Isbn
9781610170222
Lccn
2012023936
System control number
  • 4102137-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4102137
  • (Sirsi) i9781610170222

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