Civil Society in Liberal Democracy [NOOK Book]

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In this contribution to contemporary political philosophy, Jensen aims to develop a model of civil society for deliberative democracy. His ideal treats civil society as both the context in which citizens live out their comprehensive views of the good life as well as the context in which citizens learn to be good deliberative democrats. Jensen is not a naive utopian, however; he argues that this ideal must be realized in stages, that it faces a variety of barriers, and that it ...

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Civil Society in Liberal Democracy

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In this contribution to contemporary political philosophy, Jensen aims to develop a model of civil society for deliberative democracy. His ideal treats civil society as both the context in which citizens live out their comprehensive views of the good life as well as the context in which citizens learn to be good deliberative democrats. Jensen is not a naive utopian, however; he argues that this ideal must be realized in stages, that it faces a variety of barriers, and that it cannot be realized without luck.

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Meet the Author

Mark Jensen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Table of Contents

1. Democratic Political Culture 2. What is Civil Society? 3. Congruence Models 4. Mediation Models 5. Critical Models 6. The Convergence Model 7. Reasons for Optimism 8. Global Civil Society without Global Government?

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