Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859) was a French political thinker and historian.
Tocqueville may also refer to:
Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, comte de Tocqueville, colloquially known as Tocqueville, was a French aristocrat, diplomat, political scientist, political philosopher and historian. He is best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). In both, he analysed the improved living standards and social conditions of individuals as well as their relationship to the market and state in Western societies. Democracy in America was published after Tocqueville's travels in the United States and is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.
De La Démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years.
André Jardin was a French biographer and historian, best known for his studies of Alexis de Tocqueville and 19th century French history. His 1984 biography of Tocqueville, Alexis de Tocqueville: 1805-1859—translated into English as Tocqueville: A Biography in 1988 by Lydia Davis and Robert Hemenway—was acclaimed as the definitive account of the life and career of the author of Democracy in America.
Comte Gustave Auguste Bonnin de la Bonninière de Beaumont was a French magistrate, prison reformer, and travel companion to the famed philosopher and politician Alexis de Tocqueville. While he was very successful in his lifetime, he is often overlooked and his name is synonymous with Tocqueville's achievements.
The Alexis de Tocqueville Award may refer to a number of awards named after the prominent Frenchman who wrote Democracy in America. The current known awards include:
Soft tyranny is an idea first developed by Alexis de Tocqueville in his 1835 work titled Democracy in America. It is described as the individualist preference for equality and its pleasures, requiring the state – as a tyrant majority or a benevolent authority – to step in and adjudicate. In this regime, political leaders operate under a blanket of restrictions and, while it retains the practical virtues of democracy, citizens influence policymaking through bureaucrats and non-governmental organizations. This is distinguished from despotism or tyranny in the sense that state of government in such democratic society is composed of guardians who hold immense and tutelary (protective) power.
Tocqueville is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.
Tocqueville-en-Caux is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.
Tocqueville-les-Murs is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.
Tocqueville-sur-Eu is a former commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Petit-Caux.
The Canton of Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc is a canton situated in the Seine-Maritime département and in the Normandy region of northern France.
The Communauté de communes Saâne et Vienne (CCSV) is a former intercommunality in the Seine-Maritime département of the Normandy region of north-western France. It was created on 31 December 2001. It was merged into the new Communauté de communes Terroir de Caux in January 2017.
The former Communauté de communes du Petit Caux was created on August 24, 1982 and is located in the Seine-Maritime département of the Normandy region of north-western France. It was disbanded on 1 January 2016 when its member communes merged into the new commune Petit-Caux.
Parrot and Olivier in America is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. It was on the shortlist of six books for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award.
The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour was a series of programs produced by C-SPAN in 1997 and 1998 that followed the path taken by Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont through the United States during their 1831–32 visit. It explored many of the themes that Tocqueville discussed in Democracy in America, the two-volume work that he wrote based on his American travels. A C-SPAN School Bus traveled to each of the stops made by Tocqueville and Beaumont. Many of the Tocqueville programs were segments of C-SPAN's morning news and call-in show, Washington Journal, and they were timed to coincide with the anniversaries of Tocqueville and Beaumont's visits to those places. Typically, they were about 30 minutes long, and incorporated calls, e-mails, and faxes from viewers.
Michel Goudchaux was a French banker and politician who was twice Minister of Finance during the French Second Republic. A firm Republican, he refused to accept the government of Napoleon III.
Victor Ambroise Lanjuinais was a French politician. He was a deputy from 1838 to 1848, and minister of Agriculture and Commerce in the second cabinet of Odilon Barrot.
Cherbourg-en-Cotentin is a commune in the department of Manche, in northwestern France, established on 1 January 2016. The commune takes its name from Cherbourg, the main town of the commune, and the Cotentin Peninsula. Cherbourg is an important commercial, ferry and military port on the English Channel. Cherbourg-en-Cotentin is a Maritime prefecture and sub-prefecture of Manche. Due to its union, it is the most populous commune in its department with 79,144 inhabitants as of 2018, making it the first city of the department before the Saint-Lô prefecture and the second in the region after Caen. Its urban unit is composed of three communes, and has 81,989 inhabitants (2017).
Petit-Caux is a commune in the department of Seine-Maritime, northern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2016 by merger of the 18 former communes of Saint-Martin-en-Campagne, Assigny, Auquemesnil, Belleville-sur-Mer, Berneval-le-Grand, Biville-sur-Mer, Bracquemont, Brunville, Derchigny, Glicourt, Gouchaupre, Greny, Guilmécourt, Intraville, Penly, Saint-Quentin-au-Bosc, Tocqueville-sur-Eu and Tourville-la-Chapelle. These communes previously cooperated in the Communauté de communes du Petit Caux.
The canton of Luneray is an administrative division of the Seine-Maritime department, in northern France. It was created at the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. Its seat is in Luneray.