Alexis De Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanship

Alexis De Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanship

By: L. Joseph Hebert (editor), Brian Danoff (editor), Albert W. Dzur (contributor), Derek Barker (contributor), Richard Boyd (contributor), Lawler Lawler (contributor), Paul Carresse (contributor), Hebert Hebert (contributor), Brian Danoff (contributor), Khalil M. Habib (contributor)Paperback

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In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville famously called for 'a new political science' that could address the problems and possibilities of a 'world itself quite new.' For Tocqueville, the democratic world needed not just a new political science, but also new arts of statesmanship and leadership. In this volume, editors Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert, Jr. have brought together a diverse set of essays which reveal that Tocqueville's understanding of democratic statesmanship remains highly relevant today.

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Brian Danoff is assistant professor of political science, Miami University. L. Joseph Hebert, Jr. is associate professor and chair of political science at St. Ambrose University.


1 Acknowledgments 2 Introduction 3 Part I: Statesmanship and Political Philosophy 4 Speech Given to the Annual Public Meeting of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences on April 3, 1852 5 Leading by Leaving 6 Aristotle and Tocqueville on Statesmanship 7 Macchiavelli and Tocqueville on Majority Tyranny 8 Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and the Politics of Mores 9 Intellectuals and Statesmanship? Tocqueville, Oakeshott, and the Distinction between Theoretical and Practical Knowledge 10 Part II: Statesmanship and Government 11 Tocqueville's View of the American Presidency and the Limits of Democratic Statesmanship 12 Changing the People, Not Simply the President 13 Moderating the Penal State through Citizen Participation 14 Part III: Statsmanship Outside of Government 15 From Associations to Organizations 16 The Tragedy of American Progress 17 The Catholic Church in the Modern World 18 Tocqueville on How to Praise the Puritains Today 19 Part IV: Statesmanship Abroad 20 Tocqueville's Foreign Policy of Moderation and Democracy Expansion 21 The Twofold Challenge for Democratic Culture in Our Time

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780739145302
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780739145302
  • weight: 535
  • ISBN10: 0739145304

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