"Ma conviction profonde : je crois que nous nous endormons à l'heure qu'il est sur un volcan, j'en suis profondement convaincu..." This sentence from Tocqueville's famous speech of January 1848 initiated yet another transformation in the process of modern democracy. 

Never have Tocqueville’s studies of democratic practice and theory been so relevant as they are today in a world where democracy is at its most widespread yet where its institutions are so under attack. AUP now publishes this almost 40 year old journal, where European and American scholars continue the discourse started by Tocqueville in 1848 on transnational questions of politics and society. 

Professor Stephen Sawyer is the Director of Publications for the Tocqueville Review.