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The Essential Communitarian Reader

The Essential Communitarian Reader

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This comprehensive collection contains essays from the nation's most respected thinkers, including Mary Ann Glendon, Senator Bill Bradley, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847688272
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/1998
Series: Rights & Responsibilities Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 808,564
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Amitai Etzioni is university professor at George Washington University. He is the author and editor of many influential books, including The Spirit of Community and The New Golden Rule. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Responsive Communitarian Platform: Rights and Responsibilities Part 3 Part I. Communitarian Theory Chapter 4 Foundations of Communitarian Liberalism Chapter 5 Community Properly Understood: A Defense of "Democratic Communitarianism" Chapter 6 The Limits of Libertarianism Chapter 7 A Moral Reawakening Without Puritanism Chapter 8 The Dangers of Soft Despotism Chapter 9 Beyond Teledemocracy: "America on the Line" Chapter 10 Social Justice: A Communitarian Perspective Chapter 11 A Precarious Balance: Economic Opportunity, Civil Society and Political Liberty Part 12 Part II. Rights and Responsibilities Chapter 13 Rights and Responsibilities Chapter 14 "Absolute" Rights": Property and Privacy Chapter 15 Permissible Paternalism: In Defense of the Nanny State Chapter 16 Finding a Place for Community in the First Amendment Chapter 17 AIDS Prevention vs. Cultural Sensitivity Chapter 18 A Gangsta's Rights Part 19 Part III. Communitarian Policy Chapter 20 A Liberal-Democratic Case for the Two-Parent Family Chapter 21 Residential Community Associations: Community or Disunity? Chapter 22 When Redistribution and Economic Growth Fail Chapter 23 What Makes a Good Urban Park? Chapter 24 The Loss of Public Space Chapter 25 Rebuilding Urban Communities Chapter 26 The Libertarian Conundrum: Why the Market Does Not Safeguard Civil Rights Chapter 27 Drug Abuse Control Policy: Liberatarian, Authoritarian, Liberal, and Communitarian Perspectives Chapter 28 Inner-City Crime: What the Federal Government Should Do Chapter 29 A Mandate For Liberty: Requiring Education-Based Community Service Chapter 30 Social Science Finds: "Marriage Matters" Chapter 31 Part IV. The Community of Communities Chapter 32 Democracy and the Politics of Difference Chapter 33 Pluralism vs. Particularism in American Education Chapter 34 Immigration and Political Community in the United States Chapter 35 Who Killed Modern Manners? Chapter 36 Index

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Communitarianism promises to shape a new political era in the way progressivism reshaped our nation a century ago.

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