Tocqueville and Guizot on democracy: from a type of society to a political regime

  title={Tocqueville and Guizot on democracy: from a type of society to a political regime},
  author={Melvin Richter},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  pages={61 - 82}
  • M. Richter
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • History of European Ideas
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110-145; and ''Tocqueville and French Nineteenth Century Conceptualizations of the Two Bonapartes and their Empires.,'' in The History and Theory of Dictatorship

  • 1988

Hirschman's classic, The Passions and the Interests (Princeton, 197?) should now be supplemented by C! eline Spector

  • Acad! emie Nationale des Sciences
  • 1999

2, 91; OCP, I, 513-14