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Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy

Exploring the Social and Political Economy of Alexis de Tocqueville

Editors: Boettke, Peter, Martin, Adam (Eds.)

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  • Brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine Tocqueville's thoughts on political and social economy
  • Applies Tocqueville's insights to contemporary problems
  • Uses a Mainline Economics approach, based on the broader, scholarly tradition of asking big questions that has its roots in thinkers like Tocqueville and Smith
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Alexis de Tocqueville’s work touched upon an exceptionally broad range of social scientific disciplines, from economics to religion, and from education to international affairs. His work consistently appeals to scholars dismayed by existing disciplinary silos. Tocqueville is also well-regarded for diagnosing both the promise and perils of democratic life. Consideration of his ideas provokes serious consideration of and engagement with contemporary trends as citizens in democratic countries cope with challenges posed by new technological, cultural, and political changes. However, attention to Tocqueville is uneven across disciplines, with political theorists paying him the most heed and economists the least. This volume focuses on political economy, trying to bridge this divide.

This book collects essays by emerging scholars from a variety of disciplines—political science, economics, sociology, philosophy, and social thought—to examine Tocqueville’s thoughts on political and social economy and its contemporary relevance. The book is divided into two halves. The first half engages with the main currents of research on Tocqueville’s own thoughts regarding economic institutions, constitutionalism, liberalism, history, and education. The second half applies Tocqueville’s insights to diverse contemporary topics including international relations, citizenship, mass incarceration, and pedagogy. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Tocqueville, the history of political thought, and a variety of current policy issues.

About the authors

Peter J. Boettke is University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University and the Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, USA. Boettke is the author of 13 books, including his most recent: Public Governance and the Classical Liberal Perspective and F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy.

Adam Martin is Political Economy Research Fellow at the Free Market Institute and Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University, USA. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the Social and Political Economy of Alexis de Tocqueville
Editors
  • Peter Boettke
  • Adam Martin
Series Title
Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34937-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34937-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34936-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 291
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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