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Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society The idea of civil society has long been central to the Western liberal democratic tradition where it has been seen as a crucial site for the development and pursuit of basic liberal values such as in

  • Title: Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society
  • Author: Simone Chambers
  • ISBN: 9780691087962
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society By Simone Chambers, The idea of civil society has long been central to the Western liberal democratic tradition, where it has been seen as a crucial site for the development and pursuit of basic liberal values such as individual freedom, social pluralism, and democratic citizenship This book considers how a host of other ethical traditions define civil society Unlike most studies of the subThe idea of civil society has long been central to the Western liberal democratic tradition, where it has been seen as a crucial site for the development and pursuit of basic liberal values such as individual freedom, social pluralism, and democratic citizenship This book considers how a host of other ethical traditions define civil society Unlike most studies of the subject, which focus on a particular region or tradition, it considers a range of ethical traditions rarely addressed in one volume libertarianism, critical theory, feminism, liberal egalitarianism, natural law, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Confucianism It considers the extent to which these traditions agree or disagree on how to define civil society s limits and how to evaluate its benefits and harms.A variety of distinguished advocates and interpreters of these traditions present in depth explorations of how these various traditions think of ethical pluralism within societies, asking how a society should respond to diversity among its members Together they produce a work rich with original insights on a wide range of subjects about which little has been written to date.An excellent starting point for a comparative ethics of civil society, this book concludes that while the concept of civil society originated in the liberal tradition, it is quickly becoming an important focus for a truly cross cultural dialogue In addition to the editors, the contributors are Michael Banner, Hasan Hanafi, Loren E Lomasky, Richard Madsen, Michael A Mosher, Michael Pakaluk, Anne Philips, Adam B Seligman, Suzanne Last Stone, and Michael Walzer.

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    1. An interesting read it examines how the concept of civil society, a very rich and broad western european and american concept, translates into other contexts, with other religious, historical and cultural traditions The editors asked the contributors to address specific questions related to how different societies understand and tolerate diversity both diversity of opinion view within one tradition as well as diversity in the sense of the relationship between a minority and the majority traditio [...]

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