Public Matters: Politics, Policy, and Religion in the 21st Century

Public Matters: Politics, Policy, and Religion in the 21st Century

by William A. Galston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742549801

ISBN-13: 9780742549807

Pub. Date: 08/24/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

After preparing to lead a quiet life as a teacher and scholar of political theory, William Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection of Galston

Overview

After preparing to lead a quiet life as a teacher and scholar of political theory, William Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection of Galston's essays on politics, policy, and religion. Each is viewed through the prisms of history, theory, and ethical concerns. The essays on politics tell the story of Galston's efforts to help redirect the Democratic Party so that it speaks more clearly to the concerns of 21st century Americans. The essays in the policy section reflect the range of issues with which Galston has grappled as a political activist and public official. Finally, the essays on religion try to come to grips with the challenges that religion, taken seriously (as it should be) poses for the governance of constitutional democracies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742549807
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/24/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Politics Chapter 3 Incomplete Victory: The Rise of the New Democrats Chapter 4 Strategic Challenges facing the Democratic Party Chapter 5 Two Postmortems: The 2004 Elections and the Future of the Democratic Party Chapter 6 The Art of Association in Free Societies: Alexis de Tocqueville and Liberal Democracy Part 7 Policy Chapter 8 The Perils of Preemptive War Chapter 9 Some Arguments for Universal Service Chapter 10 Ethics and Public Policy in a Pluralist Democracy: The Case of Human Embryo Research Chapter 11 Some Proposals to Help Parents: A Progressive Perspective Part 12 Religion Chapter 13 Conscience, Religious Accommodation, and Political Authority Chapter 14 Religion, Family, and Regime: The Case of Mormon Polygamy Chapter 15 Contending with Liberalism: Modern Catholic Social Thought Chapter 16 Traditional Judaism and American Citizenship Chapter 17 Jews, Muslims, and the Prospects for Pluralism

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