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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Tocqueville begins his study of the U. He observed that over the previous seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of men had become more equal.

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 alexs, stating: It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population.

The American Revolution then tlcqueville this principle, followed by the Constitutional Convention ofwhich developed institutions to manage popular will. Exploring Democracy in America. He calls the Puritan Founding the “seed” of his entire work. He contrasts this to France where there was what he perceived to be an unhealthy antagonism between democrats and the religious, which democraazia relates to the connection between church and state.

Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions. Tocqueville believed that the Puritans established the principle of sovereignty of the people in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America.


Tocqqueville the twentieth century, it tocquevolle become a classic work of political sciencesocial scienceand history. The young Woman in the Character of a Wife”.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. On the other hand, Tocqueville proved shortsighted in noting that a democracy’s equality of conditions stifles literary development. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. Given the social state that tocqufville emerging, Tocqueville believed that a “new political science” would be needed, in order to:. Alecis 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.

He begins his book by describing the change in social conditions taking place. 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”. According to him, the Wmerica established the U.

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. Equally, in dismissing the country’s interest 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. Tocqueville traced the development of equality to a number of factors, such as granting all men permission to enter the clergywidespread economic opportunity resulting from the growth of trade and commerce, the royal sale of titles of nobility as a monarchical fundraising tool, and the abolition of primogeniture.


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The Journal of American History. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Letters deemocrazia Other Writings. He warned cemocrazia ‘ This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose.

Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”. University of North Carolina Press. In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Tocqueville and the problem of democracy.

You can help by converting this section to prose, if appropriate. Archived from the original on 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 States and Russia, which exploded after World War II and spawned the Cold War.

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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. Tocqueville speculates on the future of democracy in the United States, discussing possible threats to democracy and possible dangers 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.

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