By Hebert,Danoff,L. Joseph Hebert Jr.,Brian Danoff

ISBN-10: 0739145290

ISBN-13: 9780739145296

ISBN-10: 0739145304

ISBN-13: 9780739145302

In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville famously referred to as for 'a new political technology' that may handle the issues and chances of a 'world itself fairly new.' For Tocqueville, the democratic global wanted not only a brand new political technology but additionally new arts of statesmanship and management. during this quantity, Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert, Jr., have introduced jointly a various set of essays revealing that Tocqueville's realizing of democratic statesmanship continues to be hugely appropriate this present day. the 1st bankruptcy of the booklet is a brand new translation of Tocqueville's 1852 deal with to the Academy of ethical and Political Sciences, within which Tocqueville deals a profound exploration of the connection among idea and perform, and among statesmanship and political philosophy. next chapters discover the connection among Tocqueville's rules on statesmanship, at the one hand, and the guidelines of Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, the Puritans, the Framers of the U.S. structure, Oakeshott, Willa Cather, and the second one Vatican Council, at the different. well timed and provocative, those essays convey the relevance of Tocqueville's concept of statesmanship for pondering such modern matters because the results of NGOs on civic existence, the powers of the yankee presidency, where of the jury in a democratic polity, the position of faith in public existence, the way forward for democracy in Europe, and the correct stability among liberalism and realism in international policy.

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