The Resource American democracy : aspects of practical liberalism, Gottfried Dietze

American democracy : aspects of practical liberalism, Gottfried Dietze

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American democracy : aspects of practical liberalism
Title
American democracy
Title remainder
aspects of practical liberalism
Statement of responsibility
Gottfried Dietze
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
  • More than a hundred fifty years ago Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America suggested that the development of America's fledgling democratic institutions might influence the development of democracy in Europe as well. Events proved de Tocqueville right. Now, in American Democracy: Aspects of Practical Liberalism, German-born political philosopher Gottfried Dietze offers a new European look at American politics that may once again - for good or ill - be a forecast of Europe's future as well
  • With a mixture of wonder and alarm, Dietze examines the tendency toward what he calls "pure liberalism, or the unrestricted quest for ever more freedom" on the part of individuals as well as elected officials. In the three sections - American society, American habits, and American constitutionalism - he shows that America's political focus has turned to new variations of liberalism which demonstrate the enormous breadth of free government. In conclusion Dietze raises the question of whether, in its growing toleration of ever greater liberty, American democracy might not contain the seeds of its own decline
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Dietze, Gottfried
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
D5313 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Liberalism
  • Liberty
  • Democracy
  • Demokratie
  • Liberalismus
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
  • Liberty
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
Label
American democracy : aspects of practical liberalism, Gottfried Dietze
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: America's Liberal Democracy -- I. America. 1. The New, Freedom, Faithfulness. 2. Heterogeneity and the Melting Pot. 3. Freedom and Manifest Destiny. 4. Unlimited Opportunities, Free Government, Liberal Variations. 5. The Business of America Is Business. 6. Coming and Going, Pursuit of Happiness, Changing -- II. American People. 7. Emigrating, Immigrating. 8. Moving, Roving. 9. Demonstrating, Agitating -- III. American Democracy. 10. The Constitution Newly Constituted. 11. The Constitution in Old Dress. 12. Jefferson and Pure Liberalism. 13. From Elitist to Egalitarian Democracy. 14. From Representative to Direct Democracy. 15. From Limited to Unlimited Democracy. 16. Potpourri in the Melting Pot -- Final Remarks: American Dreams and Worries -- Postscript: Liberalism, Modernism, Americanism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780801845079
Lccn
92044137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27146415
  • (OCoLC)ocm27146415
Label
American democracy : aspects of practical liberalism, Gottfried Dietze
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: America's Liberal Democracy -- I. America. 1. The New, Freedom, Faithfulness. 2. Heterogeneity and the Melting Pot. 3. Freedom and Manifest Destiny. 4. Unlimited Opportunities, Free Government, Liberal Variations. 5. The Business of America Is Business. 6. Coming and Going, Pursuit of Happiness, Changing -- II. American People. 7. Emigrating, Immigrating. 8. Moving, Roving. 9. Demonstrating, Agitating -- III. American Democracy. 10. The Constitution Newly Constituted. 11. The Constitution in Old Dress. 12. Jefferson and Pure Liberalism. 13. From Elitist to Egalitarian Democracy. 14. From Representative to Direct Democracy. 15. From Limited to Unlimited Democracy. 16. Potpourri in the Melting Pot -- Final Remarks: American Dreams and Worries -- Postscript: Liberalism, Modernism, Americanism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780801845079
Lccn
92044137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27146415
  • (OCoLC)ocm27146415

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