Communitarian Reader Beyond the Essentials

ISBN-10: 074254219X
ISBN-13: 9780742542198
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836

The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials brings together essays by prominent social thinkers reflecting on issues ranging from moral obligations to civil liberties after 9/11. The result is a book both practical and theoretical, and an essential guide for all interested in further exploring this important social movement.

James M. White is a Professor in the School of Social Work and Family Studies at the University of British Columbia and resides with his wife and three daughters in Vancouver, Canada. His research interests include family development as well as marital interaction and communication. He is the author of Dynamics of Family Development (published in the U.S. in 1991 and translated into Japanese in 1994), as well as numerous articles that have appeared in the Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, Journal of Marriage and Family , and elsewhere. His authored and co-authored book chapters include a chapter with R. H. Rodgers on family development in the Sourcebook of Family Theories & Methods (1993). He has served as referee for numerous journals in family relations and public health and is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Public Health, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, and The International Encyclopedia of Family Relationships . He is a past-president of the Northwest Council on Family Relations, whose membership includes academics, practitioners, and therapists from the states and provinces of the Pacific Northwest.nbsp; He is also an Honorary Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations.nbsp;nbsp;

Introduction
The Responsive Community Platform: Rights and Responsibilities
Theory and Social Philosophy
No Community, No Democracy
Combining Value Pluralism and Moral Universalism: Isaiah Berlin and Beyond
Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies
On a Communitarian Faith
Are Particularistic Obligations Justified? A Communitarian Examination
The Communitarian Society
Enforcing Norms: When the Law Gets in the Way
Social Mores Are Not Enough
Confessions of an Alleged Libertarian (and the Virtues of "Soft" Communitarianism)
The Contours of Remoralization
The Duty to Rescue: A Liberal-Communitarian Approach
Does Socioeconomic Inequality Undermine Community? Implications for Communitarian Theory
Americans as Communitarians: An Empirical Study
Community
Developing Civil Society: Can the Workplace Replace Bowling?
Self-Sacrifice, Self-Fulfillment, and Mutuality: The Evolution of Marriage
Peer Marriage
Community and the Corner Store: Retrieving Human-Scale Commerce
Boston's Ten Point Coalition: A Faith-Based Approach to Fighting Crime in the Inner City
Can Design Make Community?
Communitarian Policies
Rights and Responsibilities, 2001
Confusing Freedom with License--Licenses Terrorism, Not Freedom
We Can Strike a Balance on Civil Liberties
Liberal Sectarianism? Social Capital, Religious Communities, and Public Funds
The Benefits of Surveillance?
Military Secrets and First Amendment Values
Diversity within Unity: A New Approach to Immigrants and Minorities
Dialogues
Virtue and the State: A Dialogue between a Communitarian and a Social Conservative
Virtue, Self-Interest, and the Good: A Dialogue on Communitarianism and Classical Liberalism
Index
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