Political Philosophy, Political Economy, and Liberty in the Thought of Alexis de Tocqueville


This week-long conference offered conferees exposure to the works of Alexis de Tocqueville beyond his famous Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. We particularly focused on Tocqueville's claims that his political science was “new,” and on the place of both liberty and political economy in his thought.


Conference Readings

Tocqueville, Alexis de. The Old Regime and the Revolution. Edited by Alan S. Kahan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Tocqueville on America After 1840: Letters and Other Writings. Edited by Aurelian Craiutu and Jeremy Jennings. Translated by Aurelian Craiutu and Jeremy Jennings. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America: (Bilingual Edition). Edited by Eduardo Nolla. Translated by James T. Schleifer. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Memoir on Pauperism. Translated by Seymour Drescher. London: Civitas, 1997.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Journeys to England and Ireland. Edited by J. P. Mayer. Translated by George Lawrence and K. P. Mayer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1958.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Recollections: The French Revolution of 1848. Edited by J.P. Mayer and A.P. Kerr. New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 1987.