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The Democracy Reader
     

The Democracy Reader

by Sondra Myers, Benjamin R. Barber, S. Myers
 

ISBN-10: 0970213034

ISBN-13: 9780970213037

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: International Debate Education Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970213037
Publisher:
International Debate Education Association
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsv
Forewordxiii
Introductionxv
An Album of Civic Stories
from "Thinking and Living"23
"Where, After All, Do Human Rights Begin?"25
Democracy on the Ground
The Long Road
The Democratic Legacy of Genghis Khan26
"The Project of Democracy" from The Right to Vote29
"A Blood American" from Jefferson's Pillow30
from Long Walk to Freedom33
The Monteiseinos Virus33
"What Kind of Justice?"40
"Nomonde Calata"44
Make Justice a Reality45
Eleanor Roosevelt's Call to Action46
Bold Moves
"What the Protesters in Genoa Want"48
Peter Eigen's Crusade Against Corruption50
Coming of Age as a Citizen in Tajikistan52
from "Who Really Brought Down Milosevic?"54
Dissent in the University: Azerbaijan, 200058
Thinking and Learning
"Richer Than Rockefeller"60
Parent Education of the Civic Kind63
"Three Skills That Students Need to Become Citizen-Leaders"64
You Can Create a New School67
Choosing the Future
"Iranian Village Shapes a Model of Democracy"69
Sicily Says "Enough!"74
Bogota78
Newark Confronts Its Past--and Chooses Its Future82
Newark Now84
Togliatti, A Russian Town on the Move87
Reflections After the Terror
A Letter of Sympathy89
"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 Justice101
"My Islam"102
The Handbook
Basic Elements of Democracy
1Democratic Imperatives: Trust, Goodwill, Idealism
Introduction109
Discussion Questions110
Readings
from "The Faces of Democracy--Looking to the Twenty-First Century"111
"Black Africa's Open Societies"117
2The Role of Citizens: Rights and Responsibilities
Introduction120
Discussion Questions121
Readings
from Democracy on Trial122
from "The Infrastructure of Democracy: From Civil Society to Civic Community"126
from "Welfare Rights at Home and Abroad: A Learning Process"129
3The Free Flow of Ideas: An Independent Press and the Public Sphere
Introduction132
Discussion Questions133
Readings
from "Opinion--the New Authority"133
from "Breaking Censorship--Making Peace"134
4The Democratic Rule of Law
Introduction137
Discussion Questions138
Readings
from "The Literary Impact of the American and French Revolutions"139
from The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism143
from The Morality of Consent144
5Understanding a Civil Society
Introduction146
Discussion Questions148
Readings
from "On Civic Society"148
from Jihad vs. McWorld151
from "In Pursuit of Global Civic Virtues"157
Challenges
6Resolving Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Conflicts
Introduction160
Discussion Questions162
Readings
from "Ethnic Conflict and War"163
from India: From Midnight to the Millennium165
from On Toleration169
7Shaping the Political Structures for Democracy
Introduction171
Discussion Questions172
Readings
from "The Rise of Illiberal Democracy"173
from "Beyond the Liberal Paradigm"179
8Democracy and the Free Market
Introduction183
Discussion Questions184
Readings
from "The Crash of Western Civilization: The Limits of the Market and Democracy"185
from Habits of the Heart190
9Adapting to the Culture of Democracy
Introduction191
Discussion Questions192
Readings
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
Promise
10Rapid Growth of the Civil Sector
Introduction203
Discussion Questions204
Readings
from "Power Shift"205
from "Capitalism Without Work"210
11A New Vision for Education
Introduction215
Discussion Questions217
Readings
from "Tossed into a New Frame: Learning before Teaching"217
from "Textbook Citizens: Education for Democracy and Political Culture in El Salvador"220
12The Moral Factor in the Democratic Equation
Introduction223
Discussion Questions225
Readings
"The Challenge Facing South Africa"225
from Freedon's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution229
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
Globalization: Its Dimensions and Dynamic
Introduction240
13The Globalization of the Market Is Not Enough
Discussion Questions241
Readings
On Globalization241
On the Compatibility of Political and Economic Rights243
from "Why Do They Hate Us?: The Politics of Rage"244
"Strategies for Emerging Democracies"248
14Creating the Political Context for Civic Globalism
Discussion Questions250
Readings
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 Indonesia261
15Signs of an Emerging Global Consciousness
Discussion Questions264
Readings
"Globalization Recognizes a Common Humanity"265
Faith-Based Initiatives268
On Globalization and Human Rights271
On Interdependence272
from "the 2001 Nobel Lecture"275
Documents
Declaration of Independence281
The Preamble to the United States Constitution, and Bill of Rights282
Gettysburg Address284
The Universial Declaration of Human Rights285
Charter 77 Declaration286
Preamble to the Constitution of Mongolia288
The Ten Commitments: Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action, World Summit for Social Development, 1995288
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa--Founding Provisions290
The La Pietra Recommendations291
A Joint Civil Society Statement on the Tragedy in the United States292
Bibliography295
Web Sites302

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