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Pragmatist Democracy: Evolutionary Learning as Public Philosophy

Christopher Ansell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772438
eISBN:
9780199918997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772438.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Drawing inspiration from the philosophy of Pragmatism, this book argues for a new “problem-solving democracy,” where public agencies build consent for public policy by engaging the public in active ... More


The Varied Roles of Ideas in Politics: From “Whether” to “How”

Jal Mehta

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines ideas of varying levels of generality that define how policymakers should act. Building upon and drawing together the best work in the field, it seeks to offer a synthetic ... More


Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Ben Berger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Handwringing about political apathy is as old as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping in the market instead of voting. In ... More


Trials

Kimberly K. Smith

in Governing Animals: Animal Welfare and the Liberal State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199895755
eISBN:
9780199950522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895755.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter offers an overview of the relationship between animals and the development of the American welfare state. It critiques the theory of “ethical extensionism,” which asserts that the ... More


Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain

Peter Mandler (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271337
eISBN:
9780191699511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271337.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Victorian Britain is often considered as the high point of ‘laissez-faire’, the place and the time when people were most ‘free’ to make their own lives without the aid or interference of the state. ... More


Introduction: Black Thought and the Transformation of US Public Philosophy

Nick Bromell

in The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199973439
eISBN:
9780199367771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter first discusses the declining interest and support for liberalism since the 1960s, and the emergence of a well-funded political movement of radical conservatism aimed at ... More


Strauss’s Project: Reviving Socratic Political Philosophy

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

in Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Leo Strauss was born into a world in crisis. While that crisis became apparent to him first in politics, he came to see that the crisis extended to human life and knowledge as a whole. Although the ... More


New Deal: Barry Gold water’s Politics of Integrity

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

in Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign ended in one of the most resounding electoral defeats in the country's history. His loss was seen as confirmation of New Deal liberal hegemony. Yet the ... More


A Public Philosophy

in A Humanist Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758628
eISBN:
9780804779692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758628.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines some major strands of public philosophy, which include freedom and human nature, kinship and identity, individualism and human relations, nurture and discipline, pluralism and ... More


Respectability as Public Philosophy

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the ideological discord in black politics in America, with emphasis on the so-called politics of respectability. It begins by explaining how black middle-class ideology has ... More


“The Moment We’re In”: The Democratic Imagination of Barack Obama

Nick Bromell

in The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199973439
eISBN:
9780199367771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter first considers speculations about Barack Obama's core political philosophy and then examines his relation to the thinkers discussed in this book. It argues that Obama seems farthest ... More


“This Is Personal”: The Politics of Relationship in Jim Crow America

Nick Bromell

in The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199973439
eISBN:
9780199367771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the views of several black thinkers, all of whom locate a radical indeterminacy at the heart of their politics of dignity. This indeterminacy resides in the fact that our ... More


“A Greater, Broader Sense of Humanity and World Fellowship”: Black Worldly Citizenship from Douglass to Malcolm X

Nick Bromell

in The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199973439
eISBN:
9780199367771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter brings together the stories of the travels of Frederick Douglass, James Weldon Johnson, and Malcolm X in an attempt to explore what their perspectives might portend for political theory ... More


A Coda for My Colleagues: Fusing Critique and Vision

Nick Bromell

in The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199973439
eISBN:
9780199367771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This brief coda sets out the book's main argument: that some black American thinkers offer insights into the theory and practice of democracy around which to build a new and more effective public ... More


Ordinary Democracy: Sovereignty and Citizenship Beyond the Neoliberal Impasse

Ali Aslam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190601812
eISBN:
9780190601836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601812.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Ordinary Democracy examines the organizing practices of contemporary social movements to suggest how citizens are insisting on having a share in governing the forces that shape their lives. Rather ... More


The Art of Citizenship: Nella Larsen, James Baldwin, and the Difficulty of Knowing Others

Nick Bromell

in The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199973439
eISBN:
9780199367771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter first analyzes Nella Larsen's Passing, which takes up the question of how (and whether) a look of recognition deals with difference and takes account of what seems unfamiliar and unknown ... More


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