Exploring the social and political economy of Alexis de Tocqueville /

Alexis de Tocqueville's work touched upon an exceptionally broad range of social scientific disciplines, from economics to religion, and from education to international affairs. His work consistently appeals to scholars dismayed by existing disciplinary silos. Tocqueville is also well-regarded...

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Imprint:Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 291 pages)
Language:English
Series:Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy
Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy.
Subject:Tocqueville, Alexis de, -- 1805-1859.
Tocqueville, Alexis de, -- 1805-1859.
Liberalism.
Political science.
Political planning.
Social sciences.
Social sciences.
Political science.
Political planning.
Liberalism.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12603704
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Other authors / contributors:Boettke, Peter J., editor.
Martin, Adam, editor.
ISBN:9783030349370
3030349373
9783030349363
Notes:Includes index.
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Summary:Alexis de Tocqueville's work touched upon an exceptionally broad range of social scientific disciplines, from economics to religion, and from education to international affairs. His work consistently appeals to scholars dismayed by existing disciplinary silos. Tocqueville is also well-regarded for diagnosing both the promise and perils of democratic life. Consideration of his ideas provokes serious consideration of and engagement with contemporary trends as citizens in democratic countries cope with challenges posed by new technological, cultural, and political changes. However, attention to Tocqueville is uneven across disciplines, with political theorists paying him the most heed and economists the least. This volume focuses on political economy, trying to bridge this divide. This book collects essays by emerging scholars from a variety of disciplines--political science, economics, sociology, philosophy, and social thought--to examine Tocqueville's thoughts on political and social economy and its contemporary relevance. The book is divided into two halves. The first half engages with the main currents of research on Tocqueville's own thoughts regarding economic institutions, constitutionalism, liberalism, history, and education. The second half applies Tocqueville's insights to diverse contemporary topics including international relations, citizenship, mass incarceration, and pedagogy.--
Other form:Print version: Boettke, Peter J. Exploring the Social and Political Economy of Alexis de Tocqueville. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US, ©2020 9783030349363