Building a Community of Citizens: Civil Society in the 21st Century / Edition 1

Building a Community of Citizens: Civil Society in the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Don Eberly
     
 

Sets forth and examines the challenge of restoring health to society and its democratic institutions.See more details below

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Sets forth and examines the challenge of restoring health to society and its democratic institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819196149
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Quest for a Civil Society
Ch. 1Citizenship in the 21st Century: Individual Self-Government3
Ch. 2Building Blocks of Our American Culture11
Ch. 3American Civilization and the Idea of Progress29
Ch. 4Generational Perspectives on Society: The Millennial Generation39
Ch. 5Global Trends Reshaping Civil Society57
Ch. 6Tocqueville's Democratic Prescription: "Self-Interest: Rightly Understood"83
Ch. 7Educating for a Humane Society: The Reclamation of Civic Virtue95
Ch. 8The Role of Heroes and Heroines in the American Story107
Ch. 9Building Community Through Education119
Ch. 10Can Schools and Colleges Help Restore Citizenship?133
Ch. 11Beyond Governmentalism: The Diminishing Possibilities of Public Policy151
Ch. 12Political Parties and the Replacement of Civic Responsibilities163
Ch. 13Citizenship: Transcending Left and Right175
Ch. 14Federalism, Citizenship, and Community191
Ch. 15Man, Woman and Family: Difference and Dependency in the American Conversation211
Ch. 16The Role of Normative Values in Rescuing the Urban Ghetto241
Ch. 17Building the Well Ordered Society: Subsidiarity and Mediating Structures251
Ch. 18Religion in the Civil Public Square271
Ch. 19Traditionalist: Strengthening the Bonds of Civil Society293
Ch. 20Communitarian: A New Balance between Rights and Responsibilities305
Ch. 21Libertarian: Building Civil Society Through Virtue and Freedom319
Ch. 22Populist: Citizenship as Public Work and Public Freedom333
Ch. 23The Expanding Role of the Center: Affirming American Ideals355
About the Contributors371

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