Empathy And Democracy

Author: Michael E. Morrell
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271036595
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Empathy And Democracy. Empathy and Democracy argues that empathy plays a crucial role in enabling democratic deliberation to function the way it should.

The Foundations Of Deliberative Democracy

Author: Jürg Steiner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107015030
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The Foundations Of Deliberative Democracy. Examines the interplay between the normative and empirical aspects of the deliberative model of democracy.

Lessons From America

Author: Doina Pasca Harsanyi
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271036389
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Lessons From America. Every war has refugees; every revolution has exiles. Most of the refugees of the French Revolution mourned the demise of the monarchy. Lessons from America examines an unusual group who did not. Doina Pasca Harsanyi looks at the American experience of a group of French liberal aristocrats, early participants in the French Revolution, who took shelter in Philadelphia during the Reign of Terror. The book traces their path from enlightened salons to revolutionary activism to subsequent exile in America and, finally, back to government posts in France&—illuminating the ways in which the French experiment in democracy was informed by the American experience.

Political Behavior Of The American Electorate

Author: William H. Flanigan
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483323420
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Political Behavior Of The American Electorate. The 2012 elections took place in a time of intense party polarization and a weak economy, yet the incumbent president won reelection. How did Obama pull off his victory? New authors Elizabeth Theiss-Morse and Michael Wagner continue the tradition of Flanigan and Zingale by using American National Election Study data to provide a thorough analysis of the 2012 elections and of American political behavior more generally. The authors explore get-out-the-vote efforts and the reasons people voted the way they did, as well as the nature and impact of partisanship, issues, and news media coverage in 2012—all with an eye toward understanding the trends that led up to the election.

Challenges Of Ordinary Democracy

Author: Karen Tracy
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271036907
Size: 61.23 MB
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Challenges Of Ordinary Democracy. "Analyzes the practice and meanings of democratic decision making through an extended case study of school board meetings in one western U.S. community. Argues that for communication conduct in local governance bodies, reasonable hostility is a more promising ideal than civility"--Provided by publisher.

Not For Profit

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883504
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Not For Profit. In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable, productive, and empathetic individuals. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world. In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world. In a new preface, Nussbaum explores the current state of humanistic education globally and shows why the crisis of the humanities has far from abated. Translated into over twenty languages, Not for Profit draws on the stories of troubling—and hopeful—global educational developments. Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.

Forms Of Justice

Author: Daniel A. Bell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Size: 52.81 MB
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Forms Of Justice. A distinguished group of political philosophers takes Miller's theory as a starting point and debates whether justice takes one form or many. Drawing real world implications from theories of justice and examining in depth social justice, national justice, and global justice, this book falls on the cutting edge of the latest developments in political theory. Visit our website for sample chapters!

What S Fair

Author: Carrie Menkel-Meadow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787973637
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What S Fair. What's Fair is a landmark collection that focuses exclusively on the crucial topic of ethics in negotiation. Edited by Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow and Michael Wheeler, What's Fair contains contributions from some of the best-known practitioners and scholars in the field including Roger Fisher, Howard Raiffa, and Deborah Kolb. The editors and distinguished contributors offer an examination of why ethics matter individually and socially, and explain the essential duties and values of negotiation beyond formal legal requirements. Throughout the book, these experts tackle difficult questions such as: What do we owe our counterparts (if anything) in the way of candor or disclosure? To what extent should we use financial or legal pressure to force settlement? Should we worry about whether an agreement is fair to all the parties, or the effects our negotiated agreements might have on others?

The Ethics Of Care

Author: Virginia Held
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199884552
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The Ethics Of Care. Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising alternative to the familiar moral theories that serve so inadequately to guide our lives. The ethics of care is only a few decades old, yet it is by now a distinct moral theory or normative approach to the problems we face. It is relevant to global and political matters as well as to the personal relations that can most clearly exemplify care. This book clarifies just what the ethics of care is: what its characteristics are, what it holds, and what it enables us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this moral approach and why the ethics of care can be a morality with universal appeal. Held examines what we mean by "care," and what a caring person is like. Where other moral theories demand impartiality above all, the ethics of care understands the moral import of our ties to our families and groups. It evaluates such ties, focusing on caring relations rather than simply on the virtues of individuals. The book proposes how such values as justice, equality, and individual rights can "fit together" with such values as care, trust, mutual consideration, and solidarity. In the second part of the book, Held examines the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues. She shows how the ethics of care is more promising than Kantian moral theory and utilitarianism for advice on how expansive, or not, markets should be, and on when other values than market ones should prevail. She connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and considers the limits appropriate for the language of rights. Finally, she shows the promise of the ethics of care for dealing with global problems and seeing anew the outlines of international civility.


Author: Sharon Katz Cooper
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756518738
Size: 47.39 MB
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Aristotle. Describes the life of Aristotle, his thoughts on philosophy and the natural world, and how these groundbreaking ideas transformed the world.