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Tocqueville’s sociology: tools, function, limits
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO  
Author/s: Mattia Volpi 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  32 Pg. 9-40 FullText PDF:  393 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SD2021-001001
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Nowadays no scholar would deny that Tocqueville is in all respects a founding father of sociology. On the other hand, both the nature of Tocqueville’s contribution to the sociological thought, as well as the status and limits he assigns to this branch of knowledge, are still objects of scholarly inquiry. After moving away from this author’s ‘sociologizing’ and sociological interpretations, this work aims to highlight Tocqueville’s actual conceptual and methodological contribution to sociological tools and aspects: integrating qualitative and quantitative models, improving the comparative method, constructing a complex causative model, and using ideal types.
Keywords: Tocqueville - Sociology - Comparative method - Ideal types

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Mattia Volpi, Tocqueville’s sociology: tools, function, limits in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 1/2021, pp. 9-40, DOI:10.3280/SD2021-001001

   

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