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The Resource Toward democracy : the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought, James T. Kloppenberg

Toward democracy : the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought, James T. Kloppenberg

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Toward democracy : the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought
Title
Toward democracy
Title remainder
the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought
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James T. Kloppenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
The history of democracy, in addition to being a tale of social movements and political and economic developments, is also a story of ideas. In Toward Democracy, James T. Kloppenberg explores this story of ideas, focusing on the evolution of democracy in Britain's North American colonies and then in the United States. By concentrating on historical figures whose pivotal texts and framed arguments helped form the concept of democracy, he examines how American ideas and practices both descended and diverged from earlier European, and particularly English, models. Kloppenberg also shows how American thought, in return, profoundly influenced European ideas about democracy-both negatively and positively. Toward Democracy presents the history of democracy from the perspective of those who helped to form its principles. Kloppenberg neither condemns nor endorses these thinkers, but rather offers a fresh look at how these initial democratic ideals have shifted over time. He argues that democracy has remained an ethical model rather than a mere set of institutions, and sheds light on the many failures faced by democracy and its advocates. This discrepancy-between intentions and results-constitutes the tragic irony of democracy. From the beginnings of democracy in the ancient world, through the Enlightenment, and past the French Revolution, James T. Kloppenberg's authoritative work traces the transformation of democracy over centuries, and reveals how nations have repeatedly failed in their attempts to construct democratic societies based on the autonomy and reciprocity they so prized. -- Provided by publisher
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Kloppenberg, James T
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.K526 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Autonomy
  • Autonomy
  • Democracy
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Demokratie
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Europa
  • USA
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Toward democracy : the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought, James T. Kloppenberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Born in bloodshed: the origins of democracy -- Voices in the wilderness: democracies in North America -- Democracy deferred: the English Civil War -- Coup d-Etat: 1688 in England and America -- Sympathy, will, and democracy in the enlightenments of Europe -- Faith, enlightenment, and resistance in America -- Democracy and American independence -- Constituting American democracy -- Ratification and reciprocity -- Delusions of unity and collisions with tradition in the French revolution -- Virtue and violence in the French revolution -- Democracy in the wake of terror -- Diagnosing democratic cultures in America and Europe -- The tragic irony of democracy
Control code
921864707
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 892 pages
Isbn
9780195054613
Lccn
2015033581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921864707
Label
Toward democracy : the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought, James T. Kloppenberg
Publication
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
Born in bloodshed: the origins of democracy -- Voices in the wilderness: democracies in North America -- Democracy deferred: the English Civil War -- Coup d-Etat: 1688 in England and America -- Sympathy, will, and democracy in the enlightenments of Europe -- Faith, enlightenment, and resistance in America -- Democracy and American independence -- Constituting American democracy -- Ratification and reciprocity -- Delusions of unity and collisions with tradition in the French revolution -- Virtue and violence in the French revolution -- Democracy in the wake of terror -- Diagnosing democratic cultures in America and Europe -- The tragic irony of democracy
Control code
921864707
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 892 pages
Isbn
9780195054613
Lccn
2015033581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921864707

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