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Provoking Preferences

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that, while some people have specific and deeply held political commitments, most appear to hold only vague or ill-formed beliefs. People revise and act on them only when ... More


LIBERALISM AND EXTREME HARMONY

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Green's liberal political commitments. It is argued that Green's brand of liberalism mixes egalitarian social and economic reforms with a commitment to democratic institutions ... More


Introduction: Pursuing Democracy

JOHN NORTH

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter draws attention to Fergus Millar's uncompromising desire for fairness and cooperation in all the societies and all the activities that concern him, and to the generosity ... More


Jazz Today

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the state of the jazz scene in the late 1960s, relating the rise of free jazz to the rise of black power politics and culture and other radical developments in the African ... More


Preface

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The author discusses the origin of her book and its purpose, which she describes as setting the two main priestly books of the Pentateuch – the Books of Leviticus and Numbers – in (an ... More


Partisanship and Political Commitment

Jonathan White and Lea Ypi

in The Meaning of Partisanship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199684175
eISBN:
9780191764721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684175.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

To be a partisan is, first and foremost, to stand in a certain relation to others who share similar views. This chapter introduces the key notion of commitment in this regard. It argues that the ... More


Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Thomas Banchoff (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the new religious pluralism and the challenges it poses for democratic societies on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the contours of this new religious pluralism? What are its ... More


The Prisoner Released

Peter Zinoman

in The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224124
eISBN:
9780520925175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224124.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines why so many of the released political prisoners in French Indochina returned to the anticolonial struggle. It suggests that former prisoners' experience of communal ... More


Juan Goytisolo and the Poetics of Contagion: The Evolution of a Radical Aesthetic in the Later Novels

Stanley Black

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238362
eISBN:
9781846313387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313387
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Juan Goytisolo is arguably Spain's foremost contemporary novelist. This book is one of the few major studies in English to examine all of his mature works, from ‘Senas de identidad’ in 1966 to ‘Las ... More


Answering for Sense

Jean-Luc Nancy

in A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Jean-Luc Nancy declares that “all writing is committed” — what he means by this notion of commitment exceeds the programmatic sense of “committed writing” that knows in advance how the future should ... More


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