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 calls the Puritan Founding the “seed” of his entire work. Editing help is available. Retrieved from ” https: It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population.

The primary focus of Democracy in America is an analysis of why republican representative democracy has succeeded in the United States while failing in so tocquevilpe other places. The Christian Science Monitor.

University of North Carolina Press. According to him, the Puritans established the U. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat 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. How the Americans understand the Equality of the sexes”. Tocqueville believed that the Puritans established the principle of sovereignty of the people in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.

The Journal of American History. Exploring Democracy in America. Archived from the original on By using this site, you agree to rocqueville Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Given the social state that was emerging, Tocqueville believed that a “new political science” would be needed, in order to:.


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Tocqueville also outlines the ameica excesses of passion for equality among men, foreshadowing the totalitarian states of the twentieth century. Tocqueville described this revolution as a “providential fact” [5] of an “irresistible revolution,” leading some to criticize the determinism found in the book.

By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political sciencesocial scienceand history. The American Revolution democraziia popularized this principle, followed by the Constitutional Convention ofwhich developed institutions to manage popular will.

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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. Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions. Mutual liberty Soft despotism. In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he alexus Beaumont used their akerica business as a pretext to study American society instead.

Its title translates as On Democracy in Americabut English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America.

French Wikisource has original text related to this article: Tocqueville and the problem of democracy. He observes that the strong role religion played in the United States was due to its separation from the government, a separation all parties found agreeable. Gustave de Dekocrazia Francis J.

He warned that ‘ Equally, in dismissing the country’s qmerica in science as limited to pedestrian applications for streamlining the production of material goods, he failed to imagine America’s burgeoning appetite for pure scientific research and discovery. The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects of equality. It is a commonly assigned reading for undergraduates of American universities majoring in the political or social sciences, and part of the introductory political theory syllabus at Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton and other institutions.


Tocqueville seeks to apply the functional aspects of democracy in the United States democraziz what he sees as the failings of democracy in his native France. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years.

La democrazia in America

InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. While Tocqueville speaks highly of the U. In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. Tocqueville’s views on the United States took a darker turn afterhowever, as made evident in Aurelian Craiutu’s Tocqueville on America after Letters and Other Writings. 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 tcqueville the ownership of labor.

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. Views Read Edit View history. Librairie de Charles Gosselin. The Rhetoric of Women’s History”.