Rights and the Common Good: The Communitarian Perspective / Edition 1

Rights and the Common Good: The Communitarian Perspective / Edition 1

by Amitai Etzioni
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312089686

ISBN-13: 9780312089689

Pub. Date: 11/15/1994

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This is a provocative new book that examines the relationship between individual rights and social responsibilities. The book's thirty essays explore the foundations of communitarian thought as well as the implications of communitarian ideas for contemporary public and social policy. The essays also discuss how communities can be strengthened and consider how society…  See more details below

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This is a provocative new book that examines the relationship between individual rights and social responsibilities. The book's thirty essays explore the foundations of communitarian thought as well as the implications of communitarian ideas for contemporary public and social policy. The essays also discuss how communities can be strengthened and consider how society can be more responsive to the needs of individuals and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312089689
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/15/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: We, the Communitarians. Introduction, Amitai Etzioni. The Responsive Communitarian Platform: Rights and Responsibilities. Part I: The Communitarian Paradigm. 1. Mary Ann Glendon, Rights in Twentieth Century Constitutions. 2. Dallin H. Oaks, Rights and Responsibilities. 3. Robert N. Bellah, The Quest for Self. 4. Christopher Lasch, Communitarianism or Populism? 5. Juan Williams, Japan: The Price of Safe Streets. Part II: Policy Applications. 6. Ronald Bayer and Kathleen E. Toomey, Preventing HIV: Rights, Duties, and Partner Notification. 7. Roger Conner, Checkpoint at Inkster: Reasonable or Unreasonable? 8. Mary Ellen Gale, Free Speech, Equal Rights, and Water Buffaloes: University Regulation of Discriminatory Verbal Harassment. 9. Sharon J. Pressner, Pornography: Free Speech versus Civil Rights? 10. Donovan D. Rypkema, The Misunderstandings of the "Property Rights" Movement. Part III: Moral Infrastructure. 11. Robert E. Goodin, In Defense of the Nanny State. 12. Isabel V. Sawhill, The New Paternalism: Earned Welfare. 13. William Galston, A Liberal-Democratic Case for the Two-Parent Family. 14. William Damon, Moral Guidance for Today's Youth, In School and Out. 15. John Leo, Schools to Parents: Keep Out. 16. John Gardner, Building a Responsive Community. 17. Diane Ravitch, Pluralism within Unity: A Communitarian Version of Multiculturalism. 18. Dennis Farney, Mosaic of Hope: Ethnic Identities Clash with Student Idealism at a College. 19. Benjamin R. Barber, A Mandate for Liberty: Requiring Education-Based Community Service. 20. Suzanne Goldsmith, Crossing the Tracks: A Lesson in Public Service. 21. Robert Wuthnow, Between the State and Market: Voluntarism and the Difference It Makes. Part IV: Shoring Up Communities. 22. Fred Siegel, The Loss of Public Space. 23. Brian Forst, Community Policing. 24. National Public Radio, L.A. Gated Communities. 25. Elizabeth Ginsburg, This Town Will Die without Our School. 26. Lisa Belkin, Where Necessity Ends for Hospital Care. Part V: Toward a Responsive Society. 27. Robert Dahl, Participation and the Problem of Civic Understanding. 28. Amitai Etzioni, On Restoring the Moral Voice. 29. Lester Thurow, Communitarian vs. Individualistic Capitalism. 30. David Osborne, Beyond Left and Right: A New Political Paradigm. About the Authors.

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