Department of Political Science,

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis,

WEST Institute,

and

Office of International Programs

Indiana University, Bloomington

 

 

Celebrating the Bicentenary of Tocqueville’s Birth (1805-2005)

 

 

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

513 N. Park Avenue, Seminar Room

 

April 8, 2005

 

 

9:00-9:15 a.m.                     Welcome and Introductory Remarks

 

Elinor Ostrom (Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University) and Aurelian Craiutu (Political Science, Indiana University)

 

9:15-10:45 a.m.                    New Directions in Tocquevillian Scholarship

 

                                          Cheryl Welch (Political Science and International Relations, Simmons College,

                                          Boston, Massachusetts)

 

10:45-11:00 a.m.                  Coffee Break

 

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.          Tocqueville and Montesquieu on Despotism

 

                                          Jeremy Jennings (Political Science and International Studies, University of

                                          Birmingham, United Kingdom)

 

12:30-2:00 p.m.                    Lunch Break

 

2:00-3:30 p.m.                     Roundtable (I). Tocqueville: A Model for Social Sciences?

 

Participants: Sheldon Gellar (Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University), Vincent Ostrom (Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University), Filippo Sabetti (Political Science, McGill University, Canada), and James Wunsch (Department of Political Science and International Studies, Creighton University)

 

3:30-4:00 p.m.                     Coffee Break

 

4:00-5:30 p.m.                     Roundtable (II). What Would Tocqueville Say if He Visited America Today?

 

Participants: Barbara Allen (Political Science, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota), Aurelian Craiutu (Political Science, Indiana University), Fred Fransen (Liberty Fund, Inc.), and Russell Hanson (Indiana University, Political Science)