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Cultural Identity and Civic Responsibility

Jeremy Waldron

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Two formulations of civic responsibility are advanced: participating in a way that does not improperly diminish the prospects for peace or the prospect that the inhabitants will come to terms and set ... More


TEACHING COSMOPOLITAN RIGHT

Jeremy Waldron

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jeremy Waldron’s essay centres around Martha Nussbaum’s ideas on cosmopolitan education: Nussbaum argues that we should make ‘world citizenship, rather than democratic or national citizenship, the ... More


The Triadic Relational Structure of Responsibility: A Defence

Alon Harel

in Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592814
eISBN:
9780191729034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The central characteristic of responsibility as developed by Duff is the ‘triadic relational concept’ consisting of a relation between an agent A who is responsible for something X to somebody S and ... More


The Survivor and the Savant: Two Schemes for Civil Religion Compared

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter compares and contrasts the schemes for a civil religion advanced by Auguste Comte and James Mill, which contrasts the former's illiberal and priestly views with the latter's liberal and ... More


Citizen Soldiers

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of gun ownership and gun control in the U.S. It explains that in colonial America and during the early republican period, citizens were required by the colonial ... More


Participatory Democracy and Rational Disorganization

Albert W. Dzur

in Punishment, Participatory Democracy, and the Jury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199874095
eISBN:
9780199980024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874095.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As in the previous chapter, this chapter seeks to uproot entrenched intellectual obstacles to participatory democracy, this time within political theory. Lay citizens without the guidance of experts ... More


Leadership: Earning Respect, Improving the Community

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of formal and informal leaders, including local public officials and heads of voluntary organizations, in small communities' efforts to adapt to changing social and ... More


Benevolent Institutions and Their Lady Managers

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the women's benevolent institutions. They were in place in 1880 dispensing aid on a regular basis. By ministering the poor, benevolent ladies understood the degree of ... More


Saving Democracy from Ourselves: Democracy as a Tragedy of the Commons

Archon Fung

in Ideas That Matter: Democracy, Justice, Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190904951
eISBN:
9780190904982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190904951.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Though we all depend upon democracy, each of us in our public and civic roles is motivated to act in ways that deplete its sustaining conditions. In this chapter, Archon Fung proposes that one part ... More


Generalists and specialists

Julian Tudor Hart

in The political economy of health care: Where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427830
eISBN:
9781447303930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427830.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Since the early nineteenth century, medical specialisation has been driven by two forces: by science, through analysis of physiological and pathological processes, with consequent division and ... More


Why Privatization Matters: The Democratic Case Against Privatization

Alon Harel

in Privatization: NOMOS LX

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479842933
eISBN:
9781479857609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842933.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Under the traditional view, the decision to privatize hinges exclusively on the question of who is most likely to make the just or correct decision: a public official or a private entity. This ... More


Civil Wars

Charles Townshend

in Political Violence in Ireland: Government and Resistance since 1848

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200840
eISBN:
9780191674785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200840.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the role of the civil wars and irregularism in the political violence in Ireland during the early 1900s. It suggests that the Irish had become indifferent and hostile to ... More


Institutions as Fields of Action

Albert W. Dzur

in Democracy Inside: Participatory Innovation in Unlikely Places

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190658663
eISBN:
9780190919214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658663.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Institutions shape how citizens think about the social problems they handle, repelling public awareness and involvement by performing tasks in ways that neutralize the citizen’s role. Democratic ... More


Everyday Life in Mr. Davenport's Town

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains how John Davenport and his fellow leaders expected the heads of New Haven's households to teach civic responsibility and to regulate the behavior of those under their care. ... More


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