USYD

Semester 1, 2018


Tocqueville, Democracy in America: Tyranny of the Majority

8 pages

2,811 words

$29.00

Description

Week 5 notes including lectures and slides
- DA Introduction, Summary
- The Pilgrims
- Locke & Tocqueville: compare and contrast
- Equality: democracy or despotism?
- Two political dangers of the “passion for equality”:
- Individualist trades political freedom for stability
- Democracy or “Caesarism”?
- Townships
- Freedom vs. Equality
- Tyranny of the Majority
- Compare and contrast
- Aristocracy vs. Democracy: the eternal opposition
- Modes of violence: Despotism & Democracy
- Moral tyranny of the majority
- Sovereign & Courtier

Author

Dani

Campus

USYD, Camperdown/Darlington

Member since

January 2017