By Chilton Williamson
The fall of the Berlin Wall. The cave in of the Iron Curtain. The Orange Revolution. The Arab Spring.
The rush of occasions in contemporary a long time turns out to substantiate that Alexis de Tocqueville used to be correct: the longer term belongs to democracy. yet take a more in-depth glance. The background of democracy because the 1830s, whilst Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America, finds a much more advanced photo. And the longer term, writer Chilton Williamson Jr. demonstrates, seems relatively unpromising for democratic associations round the world.
The fall of communism sparked the preferred inspiration that the unfold of democracy used to be inevitable. After Tocqueville challenges this sunny idea. numerous points of twenty-first-century existence that Tocqueville may possibly scarcely have imagined—political, fiscal, social, spiritual, highbrow, technological, environmental—militate opposed to democracy, either in constructing societies and within the supposedly democratic West.
This piercing, elegantly written e-book increases the most important questions about the way forward for democracy.
Read Online or Download After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy PDF
Best ideologies books
During this new century, the relentless attraction of nationwide self-determination has moved past decolonisation. a wide staff of de facto states, would-be sovereignties, now search foreign acceptance. often times those 'nations in ready' have already verified the exclusivity in their writ at the floor and wait just for the surface international to return to phrases with the realities in their lifestyles.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, observe: 1,0, Freie Universität Berlin (Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Gegenwartsdiagnosen – Von Fukuyama bis Sloterdijk, forty nine Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Entgegen der Prognose Max Webers von der „Entzauberung der Welt“ und dem langsamen Verschwinden von Glauben und faith in den modernen Gesellschaften ist in den letzten Jahren immer häufiger von einer "Rückkehr der Religionen" die Rede.
Clinical Essay from the 12 months 2010 within the topic Politics - Political concept and the heritage of principles magazine, grade: 90%, Dublin urban collage, path: diplomacy, language: English, summary: Civil struggle Onset and the 'Third Debate': a Positivist as opposed to Post-Positivist ApproachAccording to Yosef Lapid (1989: 236), diplomacy, via the top of the 1980’s used to be “in the midst of a 3rd discipline-defining debate”, among positivism and post-positivism.
"Tony Abbott can have been a Rhodes pupil, yet a few commentators are confident that he provided not anything greater than three-word slogans. Abbott’s correct demanding situations this conception, and provides Abbott as a person who rejoices within the political conflict of rules. It appears to be like at how the modern conservative voice that Abbott champions was once formed by means of Sir Robert Menzies, Malcolm Fraser and John Howard, and displays on what it capacity to be conservative in sleek Australia.
- Feministische Kritik am Multikulturalismus: "Is multiculturalism [really] bad for women? “- auch in Deutschland (German Edition)
- The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies (Oxford Handbooks)
- The Politically Incorrect Guide to the American Revolution (The Politically Incorrect Guides)
- Terrorismus - Das Recht zum Widerstand gegen den Staat? (German Edition)
Additional resources for After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy
After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy by Chilton Williamson