Rethinking Democracy:Freedom and Social Co-operation in Politics, Economy, and Society / Edition 1

Rethinking Democracy:Freedom and Social Co-operation in Politics, Economy, and Society / Edition 1

by Carol C. Gould
     
 

Carol Gould reconsiders the theory of democracy in respect to politics, economics and social life.See more details below

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Carol Gould reconsiders the theory of democracy in respect to politics, economics and social life.

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ISBN-13:
9780521386296
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Carol C. Gould is Professor of Philosophy and Political Science and Director of the Center for Global Ethics & Politics at Temple University. She is also Editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy, President of the American Section of the International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy and Executive Director of the Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. She has been a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and a Fulbright Senior Scholar in France, has held the Fulbright Florence Chair at the European University Institute, and has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Gould is the author of Marx's Social Ontology (MIT, 1978), Rethinking Democracy (Cambridge, 1988), and Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights (Cambridge, 2004), the editor of seven books including Women and Philosophy, Beyond Domination, The Information Web, Cultural Identity and the Nation-State, and Gender, and has published over sixty articles in social and political philosophy, feminist theory, and applied ethics.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Freedom, reciprocity, and democracy 2. Ontological foundations of democracy; 3. Social ontology and the question of foundationalism in ethics; 4. Economic justice, self-management, and the principle of reciprocity; 5. Equal rights, individual differences, and the ideal of self-development: paradoxes in the theory of democracy; 6. Contemporary legal conceptions of property and their implications for democracy; 7. What are the human rights? 8. Making participation and authority compatible; 9. Participation and self-management: a model of democracy 10. Technology and ethics: should technology be left to the experts? 11. The democratic personality: self-development, character, and political participation; 12. Cosmopolitical democracy: moral principles among nations; Notes; Index.

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