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Tocqueville Then and Now: Theories of Democracy and Revolution
GOVT 360
Spring 2011 not offered

We will consider the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville, who participated in French politics and wrote an illuminating analysis of American political culture. What did Tocqueville think about the relation of aristocracy to democracy and of social class to political institutions? How are equality, individualism, and political and civil associations related, and what are the possibilities for greatness, revolution, and freedom? How have conditions changed since he wrote, and how might he analyze America today? We'll also ask about being an intellectual in political life, starting with his personal recollections and involvements and moving on to ours.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)

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