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Friendship Reconsidered: What It Means and How It Matters to Politics

P. E. Digeser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174343
eISBN:
9780231542111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the history of Western thought, friendship’s relationship to politics is checkered. Friendship was seen as key to understanding political life in the ancient world, but it was then ignored for ... More


Resistant Exits: Political Exiles

Jennet Kirkpatrick

in The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635392
eISBN:
9781469635408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635392.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores a dilemma faced by some political activists operating in constrained political contexts. Should they stay or should they go? In authoritarian contexts, remaining in the country ... More


The Future

Joseph W. Pearson

in The Whigs' America: Middle-Class Political Thought in the Age of Jackson and Clay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179728
eISBN:
9780813179735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179728.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter lays out Whig views of the future, reconciling their optimism for the world ahead with their skepticism towards the past.


Methodological individualism and rational self-interest

Paul Spicker

in Reclaiming individualism: Perspectives on public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447309086
eISBN:
9781447310860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309086.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Methodological individualism has been dominated by a set of concepts which identify utility with choice, preference and welfare, but these terms are distinct. Individuals are characterised as ... More


Millions Standing against Their Own Economic Interest

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of white working-class and middle-class Americans vote against their own economic interest by defending policies that hurt them while profiting the rich, including the 1% wealthiest ... More


Tocqueville’s America

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


Improvisation: Decisions in the Real World

Susan P. Shapiro

in Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615608
eISBN:
9780226615882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226615882.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Given that legal and bioethical decision-making scripts are often unknown or difficult to follow, this chapter presents the real-world scripts that surrogates and other friends and family improvise ... More


. Liberty and the Virtues of Commerce

Christopher J. Berry

in The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645329
eISBN:
9780748693788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645329.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

How commercial society functions –its operating principles and motivations- is the backdrop to the Scots’ moral philosophy. That commerce appeared to ‘work’ on the assumption of self-interest did not ... More


Has social cohesion been eroded?

Bent Greve

in Welfare, Populism and Welfare Chauvinism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447350439
eISBN:
9781447350484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350439.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter looks into stories about people’s perception on welfare state developments, why they do not trust the political system and the administration or what is often labelled the elite. The ... More


Migrant Communities in Morocco

Inka Stock

in Time, Migration and Forced Immobility: Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529201970
eISBN:
9781529202014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201970.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter shifts the view from how migrants see their own life to how they view each other. The chapter explores the contradictory community relations between migrants in Morocco by looking at ... More


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