Reading Tocqueville

From Oracle to Actor

  • Raf Geenens
  • Annelien De Dijn

About this book


This volume sets up a dialogue between the 'historical' and the 'contemporary' Tocqueville. How does a contextualization of Tocqueville, or a focus on his embeddedness in nineteenth-century political culture, add to our understanding of his political thought? How has the use of his writings in political debate influenced the reception of his work?


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Editors and affiliations

  • Raf Geenens
    • 1
  • Annelien De Dijn
    • 2
  1. 1.Political Philosophy Research GroupCatholic University of BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Leuven UniversityBelgium

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