William Galston defends a theory, liberal pluralism, based on three core conceptsvalue pluralism, political pluralism, and expressive libertyand explores the implications of this theory for politics. Liberal pluralism helps clarify some of the complexities of real-world political action and points toward a distinctive conception of public philosophy and public policy.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
William A. Galston is Saul Stern Professor at the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; Part I. Philosophical Dimensions of Liberal Pluralism: 2. Value pluralism and its critics; 3. Political pluralism and limits on state power; 4. Expressive liberty and constitutional democracy: the case of freedom of conscience; Part II. Liberal Pluralism and Public Action: 5. Value pluralism and political means: toughness as a political virtue; 6. Value pluralism and motivational complexity: the case of cosmopolitan altruism; Part III. Politics, Markets, and Civic Life in Liberal Pluralist Societies: 7. The public and its problems; 8. The effects of modern markets on civic life; 9. The politics of reciprocity: the theory and practice of mutualism; Part IV. Defending Liberal Pluralism: 10. Liberal pluralism and liberal egalitarianism; 11. Liberal pluralism between monism and diversity; 12. Conclusion: liberal pluralism at home and abroad.