Caring Democracy Markets, Equality, and Justice

ISBN-10: 0814782787
ISBN-13: 9780814782781
Edition: 2013
Authors: Joan C. Tronto
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on people’s time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care better, people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as remote from their lives.Caring Democracyargues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. The idea that production and economic life are the most important political and human concerns ignores the reality that caring, for ourselves and others, should be the highest value that shapes how we view the economy, politics, and institutions such as schools and the family. Care is at the center of our human lives, but Tronto argues it is currently too far removed from the concerns of politics.Caring Democracytraces the reasons for this disconnection and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life. Joan C. Tronto is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge). 

Joan C. Tronto  is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge).

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: When Care Is No Longer "at Home"
Envisioning a Caring Democracy
Redefining Democracy as Settling Disputes about Care Responsibilities
Why Personal Responsibility Isn't Enough for Democracy
How We Care Now
Tough Guys Don't Care… Do They? Gender, Freedom, and Care
Vicious Circles of Privatized Caring: Care, Equality, and Democracy
Can Markets Be Caring? Markets, Care, and Justice
Imagining Democratic Caring Practices and Caring Democracies
Democratic Caring
Caring Democracy
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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