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 did, however, consider equality more just and therefore found himself among its partisans. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat 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.

The American Revolution then popularized this principle, followed by the Constitutional Convention ofwhich developed institutions to manage popular will. Given the social state that was emerging, Tocqueville believed that a “new political science” would be needed, in order to:. Tocqueville speculates on the future of democracy in the United States, discussing possible threats to democracy and possible dangers of democracy.

Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions. Retrieved 24 June You can help by converting this section to prose, if appropriate.


University of Chicago Press. Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written dsmocrazia America. Letters and Other Writings.

Tocqueville’s views on the United States took a darker turn afterhowever, as made evident in Aurelian Craiutu’s Tocqueville on America after He calls the Puritan Founding the “seed” of his entire work.

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La democrazia in America

According to him, the Puritans established the U. 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.

Tocqueville observed that social mechanisms have paradoxes, as in what later became known as the Tocqueville effect: The two also briefly visited Ameriica, spending a few days in the summer of in what was then Lower Canada modern-day Quebec and Upper Canada modern-day Ontario. InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system.


In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years.

The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects of equality. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Americz liberty Soft despotism. The University of Chicago Press. Tocqueville was one of the first social critics to examine the situation of U.

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He observes that the strong role religion played in the United States was due to its ls from the government, a separation all parties found agreeable. He begins his book by describing the change in social conditions taking place. University of North Carolina Alexi. This article is about the book written by Tocqueville. Archived from the original on It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population.

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.