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£40.99

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Published: 06 August 2015

256 Pages

234x156mm

ISBN: 9780199681150


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Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion

Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls

Alan S. Kahan

  • The first comprehensive account of Tocqueville's analysis of religion and its relationship with democracy
  • Offers a re-interpretation of Tocqueville as a moralist and a student of human nature in democratic society
  • Examines how Tocqueville thought religion had succeeded in checking and balancing democracy in America, and failed in France
  • Engages with some of Tocqeville's less well-known analyses on subjects such as religion in Ireland and England, and his perspective on Islam and Hinduism