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The Resource Alexis de Tocqueville : the first social scientist, Jon Elster, (electronic resource)

Alexis de Tocqueville : the first social scientist, Jon Elster, (electronic resource)

Label
Alexis de Tocqueville : the first social scientist
Title
Alexis de Tocqueville
Title remainder
the first social scientist
Statement of responsibility
Jon Elster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book proposes a new interpretation of Alexis de Tocqueville that views him first and foremost as a social scientist rather than as a political theorist. Drawing on his earlier work on the explanation of social behavior, Jon Elster argues that Tocqueville's main claim to our attention today rests on the large number of exportable causal mechanisms to be found in his work, many of which are still worthy of further exploration. Elster proposes a novel reading of Democracy in America in which the key explanatory variable is the rapid economic and political turnover rather than equality of wealth at any given point in time. He also offers a reading of The Ancien regime and the Revolution as grounded in the psychological relations among the peasantry, the bourgeoisie, and the nobility. Consistently going beyond exegetical commentary, Elster argues that Tocqueville is eminently worth reading today for his substantive and methodological insights."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elster, Jon
Dewey number
300.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Social scientists
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
Label
Alexis de Tocqueville : the first social scientist, Jon Elster, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511800429
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preference formation -- Belief formation -- Self-interest and individualism -- Passions -- Desires, opportunities, capacities -- Patterns of social causality -- Equality and mobility -- Democratic government -- Revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511800429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511800429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774393332
Label
Alexis de Tocqueville : the first social scientist, Jon Elster, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511800429
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preference formation -- Belief formation -- Self-interest and individualism -- Passions -- Desires, opportunities, capacities -- Patterns of social causality -- Equality and mobility -- Democratic government -- Revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511800429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511800429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774393332

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