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Freedom of Association: (University Center for Human Values)

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Americans are joiners. They are members of churches, fraternal and sororal orders, sports leagues, community centers, parent-teacher associations, professional associations, residential associations, literary societies, national and international charities, and service organizations of seemingly all sorts. Social scientists are engaged in a lively argument about whether decreasing proportions of Americans over the past several decades have been joining secondary associations, but no one disputes that freedom of association remains a fundamental personal and political value in the United States. "Nothing," Alexis de Tocqueville argued, "deserves more attention." Yet the value and limits of free association in the United States have not received the attention they deserve. Why is freedom of association valuable for the lives of individuals? What does it contribute to the life of a liberal democracy? This volume explores the individual and civic values of associational freedom in a liberal democracy, as well as the moral and constitutional limits of claims to associational freedom.

Beginning with an introductory essay on freedom of association by Amy Gutmann, the first part of this timely volume includes essays on individual rights of association by George Kateb, Michael Walzer, Kent Greenawalt, and Nancy Rosenblum, and the second part includes essays on civic values of association by Will Kymlicka, Yael Tamir, Daniel A. Bell, Sam Fleischacker, Alan Ryan, and Stuart White.

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"This collection of essays is the best one-volume introduction to a timely topic: the nature, purposes, moral justifications of (and limitations on) freedom of association in liberal democracies. The contributors link broad philosophical questions to specific practical issues in ways that both philosophers and readers with legal and policy concerns will find illuminating."--William A. Galston, Director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland

Synopsis:

Americans are joiners. They are members of churches, fraternal and sororal orders, sports leagues, community centers, parent-teacher associations, professional associations, residential associations, literary societies, national and international charities, and service organizations of seemingly all sorts. Social scientists are engaged in a lively argument about whether decreasing proportions of Americans over the past several decades have been joining secondary associations, but no one disputes that freedom of association remains a fundamental personal and political value in the United States. "Nothing," Alexis de Tocqueville argued, "deserves more attention." Yet the value and limits of free association in the United States have not received the attention they deserve. Why is freedom of association valuable for the lives of individuals? What does it contribute to the life of a liberal democracy? This volume explores the individual and civic values of associational freedom in a liberal democracy, as well as the moral and constitutional limits of claims to associational freedom.

Beginning with an introductory essay on freedom of association by Amy Gutmann, the first part of this timely volume includes essays on individual rights of association by George Kateb, Michael Walzer, Kent Greenawalt, and Nancy Rosenblum, and the second part includes essays on civic values of association by Will Kymlicka, Yael Tamir, Daniel A. Bell, Sam Fleischacker, Alan Ryan, and Stuart White.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Freedom of Association: An Introductory Essay3
Pt. IIndividual Values of Association
Ch. 2The Value of Association35
Ch. 3On Involuntary Association64
Ch. 4Compelled Association: Public Standing, Self-Respect, and the Dynamic of Exclusion75
Ch. 5Freedom of Association and Religious Association109
Ch. 6Rights, Reasons, and Freedom of Association145
Pt. IICivic Values of Association
Ch. 7Ethnic Associations and Democratic Citizenship177
Ch. 8Revisiting the Civic Sphere214
Ch. 9Civil Society versus Civic Virtue239
Ch. 10Insignificant Communities273
Ch. 11The City as a Site for Free Association314
Ch. 12Trade Unionism in a Liberal State330
List of Contributors
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691057590
Editor:
Gutmann, Amy
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Editor:
Gutmann, Amy
Author:
Gutmann, Amy
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Associations, institutions, etc.
Subject:
Freedom of association
Subject:
Associations, institutions, etc. -- United States.
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Political philosophy
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Freedom of association -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The University Center for Human Values Series
Publication Date:
August 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "This collection of essays is the best one-volume introduction to a timely topic: the nature, purposes, moral justifications of (and limitations on) freedom of association in liberal democracies. The contributors link broad philosophical questions to specific practical issues in ways that both philosophers and readers with legal and policy concerns will find illuminating."--William A. Galston, Director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland
"Synopsis" by , Americans are joiners. They are members of churches, fraternal and sororal orders, sports leagues, community centers, parent-teacher associations, professional associations, residential associations, literary societies, national and international charities, and service organizations of seemingly all sorts. Social scientists are engaged in a lively argument about whether decreasing proportions of Americans over the past several decades have been joining secondary associations, but no one disputes that freedom of association remains a fundamental personal and political value in the United States. "Nothing," Alexis de Tocqueville argued, "deserves more attention." Yet the value and limits of free association in the United States have not received the attention they deserve. Why is freedom of association valuable for the lives of individuals? What does it contribute to the life of a liberal democracy? This volume explores the individual and civic values of associational freedom in a liberal democracy, as well as the moral and constitutional limits of claims to associational freedom.

Beginning with an introductory essay on freedom of association by Amy Gutmann, the first part of this timely volume includes essays on individual rights of association by George Kateb, Michael Walzer, Kent Greenawalt, and Nancy Rosenblum, and the second part includes essays on civic values of association by Will Kymlicka, Yael Tamir, Daniel A. Bell, Sam Fleischacker, Alan Ryan, and Stuart White.

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