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A Theory Of Citizenship By Herman R.Van Gunsteren

A Theory Of Citizenship
by Herman R.Van Gunsteren

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Examines the conditions that stimulate citizenship.
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A Theory Of Citizenship: Organizing Plurality In Contemporary Democracies by Herman R.Van Gunsteren

Does vital citizenship require moral consensus? Or is it the ability to organize their differences that allows people to live together as citizens in a republic? Whereas liberal, republican, and communitarian theories of citizenship analyzed the conditions of citizenship, the central message of this book is that the practical exercise of citizenship, under conditions that are far from ideal, is the main source of its vitality. Instead of arguing for more participation, it focuses on the citizenship of those who, for whatever reason, are already active in the public sphere. Herman van Gunsteren develops a theory of citizenship well suited to the era of political reform that was inaugurated by the revolutions of 1989.

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About Herman R.Van Gunsteren


Herman R. van Gunsteren is professor of political theory at Leiden University and the author of Time for Retirement (1991) and The Quest for Control (1976).

Table of Contents


Preface -- Why Citizenship? -- Citizenship on the Political Agenda -- Theories of Citizenship, Old and New -- What Citizens Do -- Plurality in The Unknown Society -- Against Consensus -- Deep Groups Under a Multicultural Surface -- Citizens in Public Office -- How Citizens Are Formed -- Education -- Admission and Exclusion -- Work and Third Age Citizens -- Moral Unity or a Steady Diet of Conflicts? -- Political Institutions and the Idea of Citizenship -- The Outlook for Citizenship

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GOR009694907
A Theory Of Citizenship: Organizing Plurality In Contemporary Democracies by Herman R.Van Gunsteren
Herman R.Van Gunsteren
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
1998-06-05
179
0813368634
9780813368634
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