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Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism / Edition 1
     

Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism / Edition 1

by Richard Dagger, Alan Ryan, David Miller
 

ISBN-10: 0195106342

ISBN-13: 9780195106343

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Although few want to deny the importance of individual rights, many political theorists have recently complained that their importance has been greatly over-emphasized. The result, as they see it, is an excessive individualism that blinds people to the needs of the community or state to which they belong. We should be less concerned with our rights, in their view, and

Overview

Although few want to deny the importance of individual rights, many political theorists have recently complained that their importance has been greatly over-emphasized. The result, as they see it, is an excessive individualism that blinds people to the needs of the community or state to which they belong. We should be less concerned with our rights, in their view, and more concerned with our responsibilities. Those who advanced this view typically argue against liberalism. In Civic Virtues, a compelling addition to the distinguished Oxford Political Theory series, Richard Dagger takes a different approach. Finding the proper relationship between rights and responsibilities requires us not to choose between liberalism and republicanism, he argues, but to unite them in a republican form of liberalism. Is such a marriage of republicanism and liberalism possible? Is it desirable? Dagger demonstrates how republican liberalism proceeds from a fundamental right of autonomy, to the recognition of interdependence and reciprocity, and on to the cultivation of the civic virtues of the public-spirited citizen. Indeed, republican liberalism promises not only to reconcile individual rights and civic duties, but to enhance political deliberation and the sense of community as well. Timely, vigorous, and accessibly written, Civic Virtues will be crucial interest to students of political philosophy and to all who hope to revive civic life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195106343
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Oxford Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION
3(8)
PART I. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS 11(72)
2. THE POSSIBILITY OF REPUBLICAN LIBERALISM
11(14)
Autonomy and Civic Virtue
13(5)
Rights
18(5)
Individual Rights and Republican Liberalism
23(2)
3. A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT
25(16)
Rights and Equality
26(4)
The Right of Autonomy
30(1)
Autonomy as the Fundamental Right
31(5)
Autonomy, Individuals, and Community
36(4)
Conclusion
40(1)
4. THE RIGHT OF AUTONOMY AND THE BONDS OF COMMUNITY
41(20)
Human Rights and the Significance of Citizenship
42(6)
Community
48(11)
A Qualified Defense of Moral Parochialism
59(2)
5. POLITICAL OBLIGATION
61(22)
Authority, Autonomy, and Political Obligation
62(6)
Fair Play and Political Obligation
68(10)
The Sense of Obligation and Civic Virtue
78(5)
PART II. CITIZENSHIP 83(92)
6. CITIZENSHIP AND THE GENERAL WILL
83(15)
The General Will and Moral Freedom
84(8)
Making Citizens of Men
92(4)
Remaining Problems
96(2)
7. ENCOURAGING CITIZENSHIP
98(19)
Republican-Liberal Citizenship
98(6)
The Citizen as Consumer
104(4)
Republican Liberalism and the Assurance Game
108(8)
Conclusion
116(1)
8. EDUCATION, AUTONOMY, AND CIVIC VIRTUE
117(15)
The Purpose(s) of Education
118(2)
Autonomy, Virtue, and Civic Education
120(11)
A Republican-Liberal Education
131(1)
9. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND THE PROBLEM OF APATHY
132(22)
What's Wrong with Apathy?
133(2)
Instant Direct Democracy
135(10)
Compulsory Voting and Voter Registration
145(6)
Republican Liberalism and Deliberative Democracy
151(3)
10. CITIES AND CITIZENSHIP
154(21)
Three Obstacles
155(9)
Civic Memory
164(2)
The City as an Assurance Game
166(5)
The City and Autonomy
171(4)
PART III. REPUBLICAN LIBERALISM 175(28)
11. DIFFERENCE, EXCELLENCE, AND REPUBLICAN LIBERALISM
175(19)
Autonomy, Solidarity, and the Politics of Difference
176(5)
Liberalism, Political or Republican?
181(12)
Liberal Excellence and Republican Virtue
193(1)
12. CIVIC VIRTUES AND REPUBLICAN LIBERALISM
194(9)
Virtue and the Civic Virtues
195(3)
Civic Virtues and Civil Society
198(2)
Conclusion
200(3)
NOTES 203(32)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 235(16)
INDEX 251

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