ISBN-10:
1403975493
ISBN-13:
9781403975492
Pub. Date:
06/06/2007
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Pragmatic Liberalism: Constructing a Civil Society

Pragmatic Liberalism: Constructing a Civil Society

by A. Hunter, C. Milofsky

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Overview

Pragmatic Liberalism: Constructing a Civil Society

This book analyzes the problems of U.S. politics and public policy and proposes a solution rooted in a deep American consensus that often goes unrecognized. The authors critique three dominant ideological perspectives - conservative, radical, and liberal - and propose a fourth eclectic 'outcomes' perspective rooted in American pragmatism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403975492
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/06/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Albert Hunter is professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. Hunter has published numerous books and articles, including Symbolic Communities (1974) and Multimethod Research (1989). Carl Milofsky is Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University and author of Community Organizations (1988) among others.

Table of Contents

Prologue Malaise Rights Why Help? Markets, Inequality, and Social Efficiency: The Conservative View Class Conflict and the Radical View of the Common Good The Constructive Chaos of Pluralism Institutions, Social Policy, and the Death of the Old Social Science Moral Policy Implementing Pragmatic Liberalism: Leadership, Citizenship, and Community

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