The Resource After Tocqueville: : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson, (ebook)

After Tocqueville: : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson, (ebook)

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After Tocqueville: : the promise and failure of democracy
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After Tocqueville:
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the promise and failure of democracy
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Chilton Williamson
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eng
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The End of Democracy? The fall of the Berlin Wall. The collapse of the Iron Curtain. The Orange Revolution. The Arab Spring. The rush of events in recent decades seems to confirm that Alexis de Tocqueville was right: the future belongs to democracy. But take a closer look. The history of democracy since the 1830s, when Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America, reveals a far more complicated picture. And the future, author Chilton Williamson Jr. demonstrates, appears rather unpromising for democratic institutions around the world. The fall of communism sparked the popular notion that the spread of democracy was inevitable. After Tocqueville challenges this sunny notion. Various aspects of twenty-first-century life that Tocqueville could scarcely have imagined - political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, technological, environmental - militate against democracy, both in developing societies and in the supposedly democratic West. This piercing, elegantly written book raises crucial questions about the future of democracy
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Williamson, Chilton
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321.8
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non fiction
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
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After Tocqueville: : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson, (ebook)
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9781497620780
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MWT11614126
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After Tocqueville: : the promise and failure of democracy, Chilton Williamson, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781497620780
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11614126
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11614126
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MWT11614126
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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