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French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville: Liberty in a Levelled Society?

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Klappentext A major contribution to the understanding of one of the most important strands of modern political thought. Zusammenfassung This study makes a major contribution to our understanding of one of the most important strands of modern political thought. Dr de Dijn provides a new context for the thought of Tocqueville, depicted as the heir not just of Restoration liberals, but also of the Royalists and their hero Montesquieu.

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This study makes a major contribution to our understanding of one of the most important strands of modern political thought. Dr de Dijn provides a new context for the thought of Tocqueville, depicted as the heir not just of Restoration liberals, but also of the Royalists and their hero Montesquieu.

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Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Political thought in eighteenth century France: the invention of aristocratic liberalism; 2. Liberty and inequality: the Royalist discourse; 3. A society of equals: the liberal response; 4. Liberty in a levelled society: Charles Dunoyer, Benjamin Constant, and Prosper de Barante; 5. The new aristocracy: a theme in Restoration liberalism; 6. The danger of democracy: Orleanist liberalism and Alexis de Tocqueville; 7. The French predicament: aristocratic liberalism in the second empire; Epilogue; Bibliography.

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Titre: French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville: Liberty in a Levelled Society?
Sous-titre: Liberty in a Levelled Society?
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Code EAN: 9780521200752
ISBN: 978-0-521-20075-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 222
Poids: 331g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T13mm
Année: 2011

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