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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970213037
  • Publisher: International Debate Education Association
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

An Album of Civic Stories
from "Thinking and Living" 23
"Where, After All, Do Human Rights Begin?" 25
The Democratic Legacy of Genghis Khan 26
"The Project of Democracy" from The Right to Vote 29
"A Blood American" from Jefferson's Pillow 30
from Long Walk to Freedom 33
The Monteiseinos Virus 33
"What Kind of Justice?" 40
"Nomonde Calata" 44
Make Justice a Reality 45
Eleanor Roosevelt's Call to Action 46
"What the Protesters in Genoa Want" 48
Peter Eigen's Crusade Against Corruption 50
Coming of Age as a Citizen in Tajikistan 52
from "Who Really Brought Down Milosevic?" 54
Dissent in the University: Azerbaijan, 2000 58
"Richer Than Rockefeller" 60
Parent Education of the Civic Kind 63
"Three Skills That Students Need to Become Citizen-Leaders" 64
You Can Create a New School 67
"Iranian Village Shapes a Model of Democracy" 69
Sicily Says "Enough!" 74
Bogota 78
Newark Confronts Its Past - and Chooses Its Future 82
Newark Now 84
Togliatti, A Russian Town on the Move 87
A Letter of Sympathy 89
"Notes on Prejudice" 90
"What Terror Keeps Teaching Us" 93
"Nowhere Man" 95
from "This Is a Religious War" 97
"Terror's Aftermath: U.S. Strengths Are Terrorist Opportunities" 99
The Globalization of Justice 101
"My Islam" 102
The Handbook
1 Democratic Imperatives: Trust, Goodwill, Idealism
Introduction 109
from "The Faces of Democracy - Looking to the Twenty-First Century" 111
"Black Africa's Open Societies" 117
2 The Role of Citizens: Rights and Responsibilities
Introduction 120
from Democracy on Trial 122
from "The Infrastructure of Democracy: From Civil Society to Civic Community" 126
from "Welfare Rights at Home and Abroad: A Learning Process" 129
3 The Free Flow of Ideas: An Independent Press and the Public Sphere
Introduction 132
from "Opinion - the New Authority" 133
from "Breaking Censorship - Making Peace" 134
4 The Democratic Rule of Law
Introduction 137
from "The Literary Impact of the American and French Revolutions" 139
from The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism 143
from The Morality of Consent 144
5 Understanding a Civil Society
Introduction 146
from "On Civic Society" 148
from Jihad vs. McWorld 151
from "In Pursuit of Global Civic Virtues" 157
6 Resolving Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Conflicts
Introduction 160
from "Ethnic Conflict and War" 163
from India: From Midnight to the Millennium 165
from On Toleration 169
7 Shaping the Political Structures for Democracy
Introduction 171
from "The Rise of Illiberal Democracy" 173
from "Beyond the Liberal Paradigm" 179
8 Democracy and the Free Market
Introduction 183
from "The Crash of Western Civilization: The Limits of the Market and Democracy" 185
from Habits of the Heart 190
9 Adapting to the Culture of Democracy
Introduction 191
from "Gray is Beautiful: Thoughts on Democracy in Central Europe" 193
from "The State of the Republic" 197
from "Is Culture Destiny? The Myth of Asia's Anti-Democratic Values" 199
10 Rapid Growth of the Civil Sector
Introduction 203
from "Power Shift" 205
from "Capitalism Without Work" 210
11 A New Vision for Education
Introduction 215
from "Tossed into a New Frame: Learning before Teaching" 217
from "Textbook Citizens: Education for Democracy and Political Culture in El Salvador" 220
12 The Moral Factor in the Democratic Equation
Introduction 223
"The Challenge Facing South Africa" 225
from Freedon's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution 229
from "Beyond the Marshall Plan: Wanted: Somebody to Take Responsibility for the Civil before the War" 234
from the keynote speech at the conference "Reconciliation and Community: The Future of Peace in Northern Ireland" 237
Introduction 240
13 The Globalization of the Market Is Not Enough
On Globalization 241
On the Compatibility of Political and Economic Rights 243
from "Why Do They Hate Us?: The Politics of Rage" 244
"Strategies for Emerging Democracies" 248
14 Creating the Political Context for Civic Globalism
from "An Emerging Global Civil Society" 251
"On Global Democratization" 254
"Toward a Global Open Society" 257
"Today's News Quiz" 259
Islam and Democracy: The Hopeful Sign of Indonesia 261
15 Signs of an Emerging Global Consciousness
"Globalization Recognizes a Common Humanity" 265
Faith-Based Initiatives 268
On Globalization and Human Rights 271
On Interdependence 272
from "the 2001 Nobel Lecture" 275
Declaration of Independence 281
The Preamble to the United States Constitution, and Bill of Rights 282
Gettysburg Address 284
The Universial Declaration of Human Rights 285
Charter 77 Declaration 286
Preamble to the Constitution of Mongolia 288
The Ten Commitments: Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action, World Summit for Social Development, 1995 288
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa - Founding Provisions 290
The La Pietra Recommendations 291
A Joint Civil Society Statement on the Tragedy in the United States 292
Bibliography 295
Web Sites 302
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