Alexis de Tocqueville

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alexis de Tocqueville - French political writer noted for his analysis of American institutions (1805-1859)
References in classic literature ?
magasin = shop; ex-officio = by virtue of his position--Cooper frequently criticized American diplomats for taking on the conservative views of the monarchial governments to which they were accredited; oi polloi = common people, rabble (Greek); de Tocqueville = Alexis de Tocqueville = French writer (1805-1859), famous for his account of American culture, "Democracy in America" (1835 and 1840)--Cooper had provided Tocqueville with letters of introduction for his 1832 American visit, but resented the extreme admiration accorded his book}
That was the observation of Alexis de Tocqueville in his famous 1835 book, "Democracy in America.
Address : SAINT-LO AGGLO 101 rue Alexis de Tocqueville CS43708 50008 SAINT-LO CEDEX
Roberts sits on the executive council for the University of Miami Alumni Association, and is a Board Member for the I Have a Dream Foundation of Miami, Camillus House, and the United Way of Miami's Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
If Alexis de Tocqueville were alive today, we'd invited him back to the U.
In charting his course, McCarthy finds allies in Paul Ricoeur, Charles Taylor, and most especially Alexis de Tocqueville.
An alumnus of the Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership program, Grantham is a mentor to recent graduates, and is currently assisting United Way as an Ambassador for the Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) is often cited in speeches or newspaper columns as a kind of wise advisor on current political debates, but the French historian Lucien Jaume insists that we will never understand Tocqueville's true intellectual significance if we view him as "our contemporary.
Reference is made throughout to thinkers such as Alexis de Tocqueville and John Maynard Keynes.
Summary: In "Democracy in America", Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the public's trust alleviates pressure on the state, allowing it to function more effectively.
The right to band together for a political cause and spend money for that cause was so well-entrenched in the American constitutional system by the 1830s that Alexis de Tocqueville noted in his Democracy in America, "In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used or applied to a greater multitude of objects than in America .
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, trans.