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Title:
Democracy's discontent : America in search of a public philosophy
Author:
Sandel, Michael J.
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9780674197442

9780674197459
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Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996.
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xi, 417 p. ; 25 cm.
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This text looks at the problems that face democracy in America. It traces the predicament to the public philosophy of America. It argues that the defects lie in the impoverished vision of citizenship and community shared by Democrats and Republicans alike.


Table of Contents

Preface
Part I The Constitution Of The Procedural Republic
1 The Public Philosophy of Contemporary Liberalism
2 Rights and the Neutral State
3 Religious Liberty and Freedom of Speech
4 Privacy Rights and Family Law
PART II THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CITIZENSHIP
5 Economics and Virtue in the Early Republic
6 Free Labor versus Wage Labor
7 Community, Self-Government, and Progressive Reform
8 Liberalism and the Keynesian Revolution
9 The Triumph and Travail of the Procedural Republic
Conclusion: In Search of a Public Philosophy
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Index