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Tocqueville’s Revenge

State, Society, and Economy in Contemporary France

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$100.00 • £80.95 • €90.00

ISBN 9780674894327

Publication Date: 04/15/1999


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 4 tables


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The best analysis of state–society relations in France since Michel Crozier’s classic works. In his study of the decline of dirigism since the mid-1980s, Levy demonstrates the continuing relevance of Tocqueville’s thesis: traditional French statism has molded a society that lacks adequate voluntary associations and instead relies excessively on the state… Levy concludes his masterly book with thought-provoking comments about postwar Germany, Japan, and postcommunist central and eastern Europe—precisely because Tocqueville’s revenge is not a uniquely French dilemma.—Stanley Hoffman, Foreign Affairs

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