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.

Empathy And Democracy

Author: Michael E. Morrell
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271036605
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Empathy And Democracy. "An interdisciplinary study of democratic theory, empirical political science, psychology, and philosophy. Proposes a multidimensional process model of empathy that incorporates both affective and cognitive features to demonstrate the importance of empathy in fulfilling democracy's promise of giving equal consideration to all citizens in collective decisions."--Provided by publisher.

Empathy And Democracy

Author: Michael E. Morrell
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271074353
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Empathy And Democracy. Democracy harbors within it fundamental tensions between the ideal of giving everyone equal consideration and the reality of having to make legitimate, binding collective decisions. Democracies have granted political rights to more groups of people, but formal rights have not always guaranteed equal consideration or democratic legitimacy. It is Michael Morrell’s argument in this book that empathy plays a crucial role in enabling democratic deliberation to function the way it should. Drawing on empirical studies of empathy, including his own, Morrell offers a “process model of empathy” that incorporates both affect and cognition. He shows how this model can help democratic theorists who emphasize the importance of deliberation answer their critics.

Politics Of Empathy

Author: Anthony M. Clohesy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134452365
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Politics Of Empathy. The Politics of Empathy argues that empathy is a necessary condition for ethical subjectivity and the emergence of a more compassionate world. One of the reasons empathy is important is because it gives us a sense of what it is like to be someone else. However, to understand its ethical significance we need to look elsewhere. This book claims that empathy is ethically significant because, uniquely, it allows us to reflect critically on the nature of our own lives and sense of identity. More specifically, it allows us to reflect critically on the contingency, finitude and violence that define existence. It is argued that, without this critical reflection, a more ethical and democratic world cannot come into being. Our challenge today therefore is to establish the social and political conditions in which empathy can flourish. This will be a difficult task because powerful political and cultural forces are reinforcing the divisions between us rather than encouraging us to come together in a cosmopolitan community of mutual recognition and solidarity. However, despite these limits, there is hope for a brighter future. The book argues that this can only come about if the Left accepts its responsibility to articulate the contours of a new politics of internationalism and establish the foundations of a sustainable ethical community in which strangers will be accepted unconditionally. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of political theory, multiculturalism and international relations.

Challenges Of Ordinary Democracy

Author: Karen Tracy
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271036907
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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.

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.

Knowing Otherwise

Author: Alexis Shotwell
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271037636
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Knowing Otherwise. "Draws on philosophers, political theorists, activists, and poets to explain how unspoken and unspeakable knowledge is important to racial and gender formation; offers a usable conception of implicit understanding"--Provided by publishers.

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.

Stealth Democracy

Author: John R. Hibbing
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521009867
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Stealth Democracy. Examining how people want their democratic government to work, this study finds that Americans don't like many of the practices associated with democracy: the conflicts, the debates, the compromises. It finds that Americans don't want to have to see democracy in practice, nor do they want to be involved in politics. If American citizens had their way, political decisions would be made by unselfish decision-makers, lessening the need for monitoring government.

Globalizing Democracy And Human Rights

Author: Carol C. Gould
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521541275
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Globalizing Democracy And Human Rights. In her new book Carol Gould addresses the fundamental issue of democratizing globalization, that is to say of finding ways to open transnational institutions and communities to democratic participation by those widely affected by their decisions.The book develops a framework for expanding participation in crossborder decisions, arguing for a broader understanding of human rights and introducing a new role for the ideas of care and solidarity at a distance. Accessibly written with a minimum of technical jargon this is a major new contribution to political philosophy.