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POLS 384: Democracy and its Critics (Matarese): Book #2

Your Source

Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, revolution, and society : selected writings.

Tocqueville, A. d., Stone, J., & Mennell, S. (1980). Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, revolution, and society : Selected writings (The Heritage of sociology; Heritage of sociology). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Source

With your group, look through the Table of Contents and skim through the foreword and the index; then, respond to the following questions:
  1. How can de Tocqueville's original writings contribute to your analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville and democracy? 
  2. Looking over this information, what research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on Alexis de Tocqueville and the promise of democracy? What other questions does this source generate? Look closely at the Contents of the book. 
  3. What other sources might help you answer your questions about this source? What keywords would you search in those sources? 

How your Source was Located

Your source was located using the library catalog, WorldCat Discovery, which can be located on the main page of the library website or via the Books tab on this research guide.