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WELL-BEING / BIEN-ÊTRE CONFERENCE : 21-22 OCT

See below for information on an upcoming conference. Registration information can be found here. Well Being/Bien-être On-line conference organised by the The Tocqueville Society/La Société Tocqueville and The Center for Critical Democracy Studies at The American University of Paris  October 21-22, 2020 In his Democracy in America (volume 2, 1840), Tocqueville makes the passion for well-being  a consequence of equality. When “ranks are mingled and privileges destroyed, when patrimonies...

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Focus : Clemenceau en Amérique

Share the post "Focus : Clemenceau en Amérique" Nous revenons la semaine prochaine de notre pause estivale avec une série de publications à l’occasion de la parution de Georges Clemenceau : Lettres d’Amérique. Cette collection d’écrits du jeune Clemenceau, correspondant du journal Le Temps aux États-Unis dans les années 1860, paraît en français pour la première fois grâce à Patrick Weil et Thomas Macé. Comme l’écrit Bruce Ackerman dans a préface (dont nous proposons la...

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Late-Summer Hiatus

Share the post "Late-Summer Hiatus" We’re taking a few weeks off from the blog starting this week. See you back in September! In the meantime, in lieu of our Revue de Presse, please enjoy this wonderful bilingual exchange at H-Diplo on Steve Sawyer’s book Demos Assembled, featuring essays by Cheryl B. Welch, Serge Audier, Michael Behrent, and Jennifer Pitts. Share the post "Late-Summer Hiatus"

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Spring-Summer 2020 Blogging Democracy Contest: Tocquevillians Go to the Polls

Share the post "Spring-Summer 2020 Blogging Democracy Contest: Tocquevillians Go to the Polls" We’re proud to announce the winners of Tocqueville 21’s second Blogging Democracy contest! Over the course of the spring and summer, students in the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago responded to the following question: In Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville describes presidential elections in the United States as moments of great...

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Contact Tocqueville 21

Share the post "Contact Tocqueville 21" Our apologies to anyone who has recently tried to contact us through the email address [email protected] We have been unable to access this account for some time now, but we have just recently fixed the problem and will be checking the address regularly. Thanks for your understanding. Nos excuses à celles et ceux qui ont tenté de nous contacter à l’adresse électronique [email protected] Nous avions perdu accès à...

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Winter 2020 Blogging Democracy Contest: Climate Change and the New Social Contract

Share the post "Winter 2020 Blogging Democracy Contest: Climate Change and the New Social Contract" We’re proud to announce the winners of our first ever Blogging Democracy Contest. In partnership with the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, we, the editors of Tocqueville 21, have invited submissions from students in the College to address the following question: Does climate crisis demand a new social contract?  Climate change threatens to...

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Melvin Richter, 1921-2020

Share the post "Melvin Richter, 1921-2020" Tocquevillians recently suffered a major loss: Melvin Richter, the great historian of political thought, died a little over a week ago. Mel was the kindest of men, and intellectually generous in a way that not all great scholars are. He and I shared not only an interest in Tocqueville but also a past as military linguists: the Army taught Mel to speak Chinese as it taught me to speak Vietnamese. We liked to laugh together about...

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Municipal Medicine

Share the post "Municipal Medicine" Until last week, the impending municipal elections in France were distinguished only by the eagerness of candidates across France to dissociate themselves from any of the political parties, affiliation with which was seen as a dead weight. There was a bit of a kerfuffle around a memo from interior minister Castaner instructing prefects not to tag candidates as belonging to the left, right, or center–nuançage in the somehow colorful...

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Cross-post at the LPE Blog

Share the post "Cross-post at the LPE Blog" Just a brief announcement that in case you missed Bill Novak and Steve Sawyer’s manifesto for “Neodemocracy” here at Tocqueville 21, you can also read it on the excellent Law and Political Economy Blog. Much in line with Bill and Steve’s essay, LPE is devoted to reimagining law for a democratic, post-neoliberal (or rather, post-law-and-economics) future.

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