DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. Freely inspired to the book by Alexis De Tocqueville Direction, scenes, lights, costumes by Romeo Castellucci Texts by Claudia. Nel , sessant’anni dopo l’inizio della rivoluzione americana, Alexis de Tocqueville compì un viaggio di studio negli Stati Uniti, durante il quale esaminò . Title, La democrazia in America Classici del pensiero. Author, Alexis de Tocqueville. Editor, Nicola Matteucci. Publisher, UTET, ISBN, .

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He observes that the strong role religion played in the United States was due tocquville its separation from the government, a separation all parties found agreeable. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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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 Ameriica and Russia, which exploded after World War II and spawned the Cold War. By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political sciencesocial scienceand history. Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”.

Retrieved 22 April 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. Noting the rise of the industrial sector in the American economy, Tocqueville, some scholars have argued, also correctly predicted that an industrial aristocracy would rise from the ownership of labor.

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Given the social state that was emerging, Tocqueville believed that a “new political science” would be needed, in order to:. Tocqueville also outlines the possible excesses of passion for equality among men, foreshadowing the totalitarian states of the twentieth century.

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In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. French Wikisource has original text related to this article: In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years.

Before finishing Democracy in AmericaTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study of the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating. Married women, by contrast, lost all independence “in the bonds of matrimony” as “in America paternal discipline [by the tocquevolle father] is very relaxed and the conjugal tie very strict”.

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Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions. Tocqueville observed that social mechanisms have paradoxes, as in what later became known as the Tocqueville effect: The ameirca of the book can be interpreted as an attempt to accomplish this goal, thereby giving advice to those people who would experience this change in tocquevillle states. They arrived equals in education and were all middle class.

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He calls the Puritan Founding the “seed” of his entire work. Democracy in America was published in two volumes, the first in and the other in According to him, the Puritans established the U. Tocqueville and the problem of democracy.

Tocqueville’s views on toccqueville United States took a darker turn afterhowever, as made evident in Aurelian Craiutu’s Tocqueville on America after He did, however, consider equality more just and therefore found himself among its partisans. How the Americans understand the Equality of the sexes”. He observed that over the previous seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of men had become more equal.


Insightful analysis of political society was supplemented in the second volume by description of civil society as a sphere of private and civilian affairs mirroring Hegel.

Because of his own view that a woman could not act on a level equal to a man, he saw a woman as needing her father’s support to retain independence in marriage. He argues that the collapse of aristocracy lessened the patriarchal rule in the family where fathers would control daughters’ marriages, meaning that women aledis the option of remaining unmarried and retaining a higher degree of independence.

While Tocqueville speaks highly of the U. InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. Retrieved from ” https: Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America.

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Mutual liberty Soft despotism. University of North Carolina Press. The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects tocqueviille equality.

Tocqueville speculates on the future of democracy in the United States, discussing possible threats to democracy and possible dangers of democracy. According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: He warned that ‘ The Journal of American History.

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