Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy / Edition 1

Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy / Edition 1

by Eamonn Callan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198292589

ISBN-13: 9780198292586

Pub. Date: 10/30/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This timely and important book presents a compelling new theory of political education for liberal democracies. Amidst current concern over the need to encourage a morally-sensitive and committed citizenry, Professor Callan's study provides a much-needed balanced discussion of the proper ends of education, as well as of the moral rights of parents and children.  See more details below

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This timely and important book presents a compelling new theory of political education for liberal democracies. Amidst current concern over the need to encourage a morally-sensitive and committed citizenry, Professor Callan's study provides a much-needed balanced discussion of the proper ends of education, as well as of the moral rights of parents and children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198292586
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Series:
Oxford Political Theory Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1.Education and the Politics of Virtue1
1.Introduction1
2.Liberal Politics and Virtue3
3.Political Virtue and Pluralism7
4.Liberal Democracy and Autonomy10
2.Pluralism and Political Liberalism12
5.Introduction12
6.From Comprehensive to Political Liberalism13
7.Varieties of Comprehensive and Political Liberalism17
8.Reasonable Pluralism21
9.The Political Conception of the Person24
10.The Burdens of Judgement and the Limits of Diversity28
11.How Burdensome are the Burdens of Judgement?34
12.Political Liberalism and the Fate of Religion36
13.Back to Comprehensive Liberalism39
3.Autonomy, Justice, and the Good43
14.Introduction43
15.Political Education and Constitutional Consensus44
16.Justice Without Autonomy47
17.Autonomy and the Exaltation of Choice52
18.Choosing and Willing56
19.Simple Integrity60
20.Integrity and Pluralism61
21.Autonomy and the Good: A Modest Convergence67
4.Justice, Care, and Community70
22.Introduction70
23.Towards a Common Voice71
24.Care and the Circumstances of Justice78
25.Intimacy and Community81
26.Retrieving Patriotism87
27.Trust, Patriotism, and Pluralism94
28.Two Objections97
5.Patriotism and Sentimentality100
29.Introduction100
30.Sentimentality and Unearned Emotion103
31.Fictions of Purity and Political Vice105
32.Borrowing from Plato109
33.The Uncertain Role of Critical Reason112
34.Emotional Generosity and Historical Imagination115
35.History, Literature, and Political Virtue121
36.Whose Tradition?123
37.Patriotism and Communitarianism126
6.The Great Sphere and Rights132
38.Introduction132
39.Parents' Rights to Educational Choice135
40.Children's Needs and Parental Self-Fulfilment138
41.Parents and Sovereignty145
42.Children and Sovereignty147
43.Sovereignty and the Limits of Autonomy149
44.Filial Servility and Parental Despotism152
45.From Principle to Policy: Mozert Reconsidered157
7.Common Schools, Separate Schools162
46.Introduction162
47.Education and Schooling163
48.The Separatist Argument167
49.Minimalist Common Education169
50.Consensus and Respect171
51.Political Virtue and Common Schooling174
52.Reconciling Separate and Common Education178
53.Separate Schools and the Right to Educational Choice182
54.Separate Schools and Tolerance189
55.Who Wants Common Schools?193
8.Virtue, Dialogue, and the Common School196
56.Introduction196
57.Moral Commitment and Character197
58.Care against Truth in Dialogue202
59.Moral Distress and the Limits of Care206
60.Moral Belligerence and Dialogue209
61.Confrontation and Conciliation214
9.Conclusion221
Notes224
Bibliography244
Index257

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