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Tocquevillian Analytics: A Tool For Understanding Democracy in Africa and the Non-Western World

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dc.contributor.author Gellar, Sheldon
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-26T19:07:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-26T19:07:24Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6515
dc.description.abstract "Most social scientists see Tocqueville as a brilliant commentator on American political institutions and culture who captured the essence of American democracy. Others who know his writings on France, England, Ireland, Germany, and Switzerland appreciate his interdisciplinary talents in history, sociology, comparative politics, and normative political theory. They see Democracy in America as an effort to understand the processes of democratization and its future in the western world. Although social scientists and democratic theorists often refer to the work of Alexis Tocqueville (1805-1859) in their analyses of American and European societies, they rarely apply his methodology and insights to the study of democracy in the non-western world. This paper argues that Tocqueville analytics as reflected in Tocqueville’s multilayered concept of democracy and the issues and concerns he raised are particularly important for understanding the movement towards democracy and the prospects for sustaining it in Africa and the non-western world." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject political change en_US
dc.subject democratization en_US
dc.subject political theory en_US
dc.subject Tocqueville, Alexis de en_US
dc.subject governance and politics--theory en_US
dc.title Tocquevillian Analytics: A Tool For Understanding Democracy in Africa and the Non-Western World en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Theory en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Workshop on the Workshop 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 2-6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US

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