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The Resource Teachers of the people : political education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill, Dana Villa

Teachers of the people : political education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill, Dana Villa

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Teachers of the people : political education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill
Title
Teachers of the people
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political education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill
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Dana Villa
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eng
Summary
The year 2016 witnessed an unprecedented shock to political elites in both Europe and America. Populism was on the march, fueled by a substantial ignorance of, or contempt for, the norms, practices, and institutions of liberal democracy. It is not surprising that observers on the left and right have called for renewed efforts at civic education. For liberal democracy to survive, they argue, some form of political education aimed at "the people" is clearly imperative. In Teachers of the People, Dana Villa takes us back to the moment in history when "the people" first appeared on the stage of modern European politics. That moment - the era just before and after the French Revolution - led many major thinkers to celebrate the dawning of a new epoch in the history of mankind. Yet these same thinkers also worried intensely about the people's seemingly evident lack of political knowledge, experience, and judgment. Villa shows how reformist and progressive sentiments were often undercut by a deep skepticism concerning the political capacity of ordinary people. Difference aside, Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill all thought that "the people" needed to be restrained, educated, and guided - by specific laws and institutions and by a skilled political elite. The result, Villa argues, was less the taming of democracy's wilder impulses than a pervasive paternalism culminating in new forms of the tutorial state. Ironically, it is the reliance upon the distinction between "teachers" and "taught" in the work of these theorists that generates civic passivity and ignorance. And this, in turn, creates conditions favorable to the emergence of an undemocratic and illiberal populism. -- from dust jacket
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Villa, Dana Richard
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.V56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Democracy
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Europe
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Teachers of the people : political education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill, Dana Villa
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau: creating and "preserving" a free people -- Hegel as political educator -- Tocqueville: the aristocrat as democratic pedagogue -- J. S. Mill: democracy and the authority of the instructed -- Conclusion
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973803674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780226467498
Lccn
2017013704
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)973803674
Label
Teachers of the people : political education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill, Dana Villa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau: creating and "preserving" a free people -- Hegel as political educator -- Tocqueville: the aristocrat as democratic pedagogue -- J. S. Mill: democracy and the authority of the instructed -- Conclusion
Control code
973803674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780226467498
Lccn
2017013704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973803674

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