Politics and Ethics

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Without much of a unifying theme other than that implied in the title, 12 contributions explore such topics as the meaning and limitation of "public life" under global capitalism, world responses to mass murder in East Timor, comparisons between Alexis de Tocqueville and Max Weber, Christian Realism, thinking of states as moral agents, reasons for voting, explanations of political radicalization, the universal right to health care, and a criticism of the libertarian account of political values and market ...
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Without much of a unifying theme other than that implied in the title, 12 contributions explore such topics as the meaning and limitation of "public life" under global capitalism, world responses to mass murder in East Timor, comparisons between Alexis de Tocqueville and Max Weber, Christian Realism, thinking of states as moral agents, reasons for voting, explanations of political radicalization, the universal right to health care, and a criticism of the libertarian account of political values and market practices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590334317
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 196

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 The Meaning and Limitation of "Public Life" under Global Capitalism 1
Ch. 2 Disenchanted Liberals: Alexis de Tocqueville and Max Weber 27
Ch. 3 Something Must Be Done? Genocidal Chaos and World Responses to Mass Murder in East Timor between 1975 and 1999 47
Ch. 4 Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach: Political Criticism and the Burden of Proof 73
Ch. 5 Christian Realism: A Normative Tradition for International Politics 87
Ch. 6 Why Vote? 105
Ch. 7 Thinking of States as Moral Agents: An Argument from Analogy in Defense of the Moral Autonomy of States 115
Ch. 8 Wider Still: Reflective Equilibrium and the Explanation of Political Radicalization 129
Ch. 9 Lords and Mothers: Silent Subjects in Hobbes's Political Theory 139
Ch. 10 Foundational Goods and Private Lives 151
Ch. 11 A Universal Right to Health Care 165
Ch. 12 A Criticism of the Libertarian Account of Political Values and Market Practices 181
Notes on Contributors 191
Index 193
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