The Age of Responsibility

The Age of Responsibility

by Yascha Mounk

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Overview

Yascha Mounk shows why a focus on personal responsibility is wrong and counterproductive: it distracts us from the larger economic forces determining aggregate outcomes, ignores what we owe fellow citizens regardless of their choices, and blinds us to key values such as the desire to live in a society of equals. In this book he proposes a remedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674978294
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 739 KB

About the Author

Yascha Mounk is Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and a senior advisor at Protect Democracy. A frequent contributor to the Atlantic, the New York Times, and Die Zeit, he is the host of Slate’s The Good Fight Podcast.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ascendance of Personal Responsibility 1

1 The Origins of the Age of Responsibility 29

2 The Welfare State in the Age of Responsibility 70

3 The Denial of Responsibility 100

4 Reasons to Value Responsibility 145

5 A Positive Conception of Responsibility 172

Conclusion: Beyond the Age of Responsibility 208

Notes 213

Acknowledgments 266

Index 271

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