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Demos assembled : democracy and the international origins of the modern state, 1840-1880

Author: Stephen W Sawyer
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
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Previous studies have covered in great detail how the modern state slowly emerged from the early Renaissance through the 17th century, but we know relatively little about the next great act: the birth and transformation of the modern democratic state. And in an era where our democratic institutions are rife with conflict, it's more important now than ever to understand how our institutions came into being. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sawyer, Stephen W., 1974-
Demos assembled.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017033932
(OCoLC)994296627
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen W Sawyer
ISBN: 9780226544632 022654463X
OCLC Number: 1028747336
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Problems of the Democratic State --
Inequality: Alexis de Tocqueville and the Democratic Foundations of a Modern Administrative Power --
Equality: Lucien-Anatole Prévost-Paradol and the Democratization of Government --
Emergency: Edouard Laboulaye's Constitutionalism --
Necessity: Adolphe Thiers's Liberal Democratic Executive --
Exclusion: Jenny d'Héricourt on the Edges of the Political --
Terror: Louis Blanc's Historical Theory of Circumstances --
Conclusion: Democratic Ends of State.
Responsibility: Stephen W. Sawyer.

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An analysis of the mutual influence of America and France as each nation became a modern state in the wake of their twin revolutions.  Read more...

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"With this distinguished volume, Stephen Sawyer boldly inaugurates a re-excavation of the entire history of democracy and statecraft. A singular achievement!"--William J. Novak, University of Read more...

 
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