America's Promise: Civil Society and the Renewal of American Culture

America's Promise: Civil Society and the Renewal of American Culture

by Don E. Eberly
     
 

Noted scholar and activist Don Eberly details the history, achievements, and goals of the civil society movement. He demonstrates why civil society is crucial to the preservation of democratic values and institutions, and he explains why the concern over America's moral decay must be our major priority. Our society, argues Eberly, cannot thrive, and perhaps cannot

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Overview

Noted scholar and activist Don Eberly details the history, achievements, and goals of the civil society movement. He demonstrates why civil society is crucial to the preservation of democratic values and institutions, and he explains why the concern over America's moral decay must be our major priority. Our society, argues Eberly, cannot thrive, and perhaps cannot survive, without strong social institutions, a vibrant moral order, and an active, intellectual grass roots dimension.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847692293
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Civil Society: A New Solution Chapter 2 The Movement Chapter 3 Social Institutions; Social Regression Chapter 4 Civil Society and the Welfare State; Community Building and Civic Engagement Chapter 5 Renewing the Public Realm: Public Space and Democratic Deliberation Chapter 6 Cultural Cleanup: Manners and Remoralization Chapter 7 Recovering Individual Character and Ethics Chapter 8 Toward a New Public Philosophy: Common Ground and the Common Good Chapter 9 Civitas Limited: The Limitations of Civil Society Chapter 10 The Fragility of Civil Society Chapter 11 Civil Society Plus: America's Civic and Transcendent Creeds Chapter 12 Toward Moral Realism and Republican Character Chapter 13 A Call to Civil Society: Why Democracy Needs Moral Truths

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