Caring Democracy Markets, Equality, and Justice
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Description: 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).
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/12/2013
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
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).
|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|
|About the Author|