The Essential Communitarian Reader

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-02-17
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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This comprehensive collection contains essays from the nation's most respected thinkers, including Mary Ann Glendon, Senator Bill Bradley, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and many others.

Table of Contents

The Responsive Communitarian Platform: Rights and Responsibilities
Foundations of Communitarian Liberalismp. 3
Community Properly Understood: A Defense of "Democratic Communitarianism"p. 15
The Limits of Libertarianismp. 21
A Moral Reawakening Without Puritanismp. 41
The Dangers of Soft Despotismp. 47
Beyond Teledemocracy: "America on the Line"p. 55
Social Justice: A Communitarian Perspectivep. 61
A Precarious Balance: Economic Opportunity, Civil Society, and Political Libertyp. 73
Rights and Responsibilitiesp. 97
"Absolute" Rights: Property and Privacyp. 107
Permissible Paternalism: In Defense of the Nanny Statep. 115
Finding a Place for Community in the First Amendmentp. 125
AIDS Prevention vs. Cultural Sensitivityp. 131
A Gangsta's Rightsp. 139
A Liberal-Democratic Case for the Two-Parent Familyp. 145
How Therapists Threaten Marriagesp. 157
Residential Community Associations: Community or Disunity?p. 167
When Redistribution and Economic Growth Failp. 177
What Makes a Good Urban Park?p. 183
The Loss of Public Spacep. 187
Rebuilding Urban Communitiesp. 199
The Libertarian Conundrum: Why the Market Does Not Safeguard Civil Rightsp. 207
Drug Abuse Control Policy: Libertarian, Authoritarian, Liberal, and Communitarian Perspectivesp. 217
Inner-City Crime: What the Federal Government Should Dop. 227
A Mandate For Liberty: Requiring Education-Based Community Servicep. 237
Social Science Finds: "Marriage Matters"p. 247
Democracy and the Politics of Differencep. 259
Pluralism vs. Particularism in American Educationp. 269
Immigration and Political Community in the United Statesp. 283
Who Killed Modern Manners?p. 295
Indexp. 303
About the Contributorsp. 321
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