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The Resource The necessity of politics : reclaiming American public life, Christopher Beem ; with a foreword by Jean Bethke Elshtain

The necessity of politics : reclaiming American public life, Christopher Beem ; with a foreword by Jean Bethke Elshtain

Label
The necessity of politics : reclaiming American public life
Title
The necessity of politics
Title remainder
reclaiming American public life
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Beem ; with a foreword by Jean Bethke Elshtain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beem traces the concept of civil society back to its theoretical wellsprings in Tocqueville and Hegel, who grappled with the same problems more than a century ago. Both thinkers rejected the sufficiency of civil society alone to achieve the degree of moral and civic unity necessary for a well-ordered polity. Beem brings their thought alive by relating it to the contemporary civil society debate. He then turns to the history of the American Civil Rights movement, culminating in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to illustrate how civil society both instructs and is instructed by the moral parameters developed through politics."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beem, Christopher
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC336
LC item number
.B44 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Morality and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil society
  • Civil society
  • United States
Label
The necessity of politics : reclaiming American public life, Christopher Beem ; with a foreword by Jean Bethke Elshtain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of civil society and the contemporary predicament -- The concept of civil society and the modern problematic -- The Tocquevillian tradition -- The Tocquevillian legacy -- The Hegelian tradition -- Civil society in the Polish solidarity movement -- The product of two traditions -- Toqueville, Hegel, and the sufficiency of civil society -- The contemporary concept and the question of sufficiency -- Medium party political associations -- Government and the construction of the moral society -- The American state as moral actor
Control code
40180322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780226041445
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98049098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The necessity of politics : reclaiming American public life, Christopher Beem ; with a foreword by Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of civil society and the contemporary predicament -- The concept of civil society and the modern problematic -- The Tocquevillian tradition -- The Tocquevillian legacy -- The Hegelian tradition -- Civil society in the Polish solidarity movement -- The product of two traditions -- Toqueville, Hegel, and the sufficiency of civil society -- The contemporary concept and the question of sufficiency -- Medium party political associations -- Government and the construction of the moral society -- The American state as moral actor
Control code
40180322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780226041445
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98049098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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