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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La democrazia in America

The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects of equality. Married women, by contrast, lost all independence “in the bonds of matrimony” as “in America paternal discipline [by the woman’s father] is very relaxed and the conjugal tie very strict”. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville.

Equally, in dismissing the country’s interest in science as limited to pedestrian applications for streamlining the production democazia material goods, he failed to imagine America’s burgeoning appetite for pure scientific research and discovery. These include his belief that democracy has a tendency to degenerate into ” soft despotism ” as well as the risk of developing a tyranny of the majority.

In addition, Tocqueville observes that they contributed a synthesis tpcqueville religion and political liberty in America that was uncommon in Europe, particularly in France. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Retrieved 24 June 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.

In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions. According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: Articles with incomplete citations from November All articles with incomplete citations Articles needing cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose from September Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.


When the first edition was published, Beaumont, sympathetic to social justice, 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. The Christian Science Monitor.

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Tocqueville seeks to apply the functional aspects of democracy in the United States to what he sees as the failings of democracy in his native France. The American Revolution then popularized this principle, followed by the Constitutional Toqcueville ofwhich developed institutions to manage popular will.

According to him, the Puritans established the U.

This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. 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. Tocqueville described this revolution as a “providential fact” [5] of an “irresistible revolution,” leading some to criticize the determinism found in the book. The University of Chicago Press.

Gustave de Beaumont Francis J. Before finishing Democracy in TpcquevilleTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study of the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating. Tocqueville believed that the Puritans established the principle of sovereignty of the people in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.

Retrieved from ” https: He argues that the collapse of aristocracy lessened the patriarchal rule in the family democcrazia fathers would control daughters’ marriages, meaning that women had the option of remaining unmarried and retaining a higher degree of independence. Librairie de Charles Gosselin.


French Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Journal of American History.

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.

In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. Democracy in America was published in two volumes, the first in and the other in How the Americans understand the Equality of the sexes”. Tocqueville’s views on the 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.

Tocqueville and the problem of democracy. 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. Consistent with this limited view of the potential of women to act as equals to men, as well as his apparently missing on his travels seeing the nurturing roles that many men in the United States played, particularly in the Delaware Valley region of cultures where there was a lot of influence by Society of Friends as well as a tradition of male and female equality, Tocqueville considered the separate spheres of women and men a positive development, stating: