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Democracy in America Revisited: An Application of Tocqueville's Political Theory to Feminist Theory and Action

Show simple item record Allen, Barbara en_US 2009-07-31T15:04:11Z 2009-07-31T15:04:11Z 1981 en_US 2008-05-06 en_US 2008-05-06 en_US
dc.description.abstract "In the first part of this essay, I will examine this political theory, the foundation of Tocqueville's exceptional insights and prognostications. My primary concern in this analysis of Tocqueville's theory will not be the documentation of Tocqueville's historical place among libertarian theorists of the 19th century. Nor will I be focusing on the evolution of Tocqueville's ideas in the context of the philosophical views of his period. Instead, my chief concern will be with the body of this theory and its potential uses for understanding present day political phenomena. Specifically I will be concerned with what Tocqueville has to say about designing rule ordered relationships between people; I will discuss Tocqueville's ideas about the prerequisites, means and methods of designing political order. "Thus my focus in Part I will be on Tocqueville's methodology, theoretical derivations of hypotheses and empirical explorations of these ideas. I will consider the major variables of concern to Tocqueville in analyzing political relationships, the assumptions about the character of these variables he postulates and the hypothesized relationships of cause and effect between variables he explores. In some cases Tocqueville is not explicit in leading the reader through the logical steps to the conclusions he draws. In such cases, I shall extrapolate from the whole of Tocqueville's analysis to make connections and extensions of his ideas into a coherent, more accessible formulation of his theory." en_US
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dc.subject Tocqueville, Alexis de en_US
dc.subject democracy--U.S. en_US
dc.subject political theory--U.S. en_US
dc.title Democracy in America Revisited: An Application of Tocqueville's Political Theory to Feminist Theory and Action en_US
dc.type Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Indiana University, Department of Political Science en_US
dc.type.thesistype Ph.D. Dissertation en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US en_US

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