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Galston, William A. (William Arthur) 1946-

Works: 87 works in 243 publications in 6 languages and 9,220 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by William A Galston
Liberal pluralism : the implications of value pluralism for political theory and practice by William A Galston( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 2,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Galston is a distinguished political philosopher whose work is informed by the experience of having also served from 1993–5 as President Clinton's Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy. He is thus able to speak with an authority unique amongst political theorists about the implications of advancing certain moral and political values in practice. The foundational argument of this 2002 book is that liberalism is compatible with the value pluralism first espoused by Isaiah Berlin. William Galston defends a version of value pluralism - liberal pluralism - and argues, against the contentions of John Gray and others, that it undergirds a kind of liberal politics that gives weight to the ability of individuals and groups to live their lives in accordance with their deepest beliefs about what gives meaning and purpose to life
The practice of liberal pluralism by William A Galston( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Practice of Liberal Pluralism defends the theory of liberal pluralism, a theory based on three core concepts - value pluralism, political pluralism, and expressive liberty - and explores the implications of this theory for politics." "Liberal pluralism helps clarify some of the complexities of real-world political action and points toward a distinctive conception of public philosophy and public policy. It leads to a vision of a good society in which political institutions are active in a delimited sphere and in which, within broad limits, families, civil associations, and faith communities may organize and conduct themselves in ways that are not congruent with principles that govern the public sphere." "Written in a nontechnical style, this book will appeal to professionals in philosophy, political science, law, and policymaking."--Jacket
Liberal purposes : goods, virtues, and diversity in the liberal state by William A Galston( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a major contribution to the current theory of liberalism by an eminent political theorist. It challenges the views of such theorists as Rawls, Dworkin, and Ackerman who believe that the essence of liberalism is that it should remain neutral concerning different ways of life and individual conceptions of what is good or valuable. Professor Galston argues that the modern liberal state is committed to a distinctive conception of the human good, and to that end has developed characteristic institutions and practices--representative governments, diverse societies, market economies, and zones of private action--in the pursuit of specific public purposes that give unity to the liberal state. These purposes guide liberal public policy, shape liberal justice, require the practice of liberal virtues, and rest on a liberal public culture. Consequently the diversity characteristic of liberal societies is limited by their institutional, personal, and cultural preconditions
The new challenge to market democracies : the political and social costs of economic stagnation by William A Galston( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice and the human good by William A Galston( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant and the problem of history by William A Galston( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and German and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtue( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States, increasing uneasiness exists about the predominance of self-interest in both public and private life, growing fear about the fragmentation and privatization of American society, mounting concerns about the effects of institutions--ranging from families to schools to the media--on the character of young people, and a renewed tendency to believe that without certain traditional virtues neither public leaders nor public policies are likely to succeed. In this thirty-fourth volume in The American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy series, a distinguished group of international scholars from a range of disciplines examines what is meant by "virtue," analyzing various historical and analytical meanings of virtue, notions of liberal virtue, civic virtue, and judicial virtue, and the nature of secular and theological virtue
Poverty and morality : religious and secular perspectives by William A Galston( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This multi-authored book explores the ways that many influential ethical traditions - secular and religious, Western and non-Western - wrestle with the moral dimensions of poverty and the needs of the poor. These traditions include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, among the religious perspectives; classical liberalism, feminism, liberal-egalitarianism, and Marxism, among the secular; and natural law, which might be claimed by both. The basic questions addressed by each of these traditions are linked to several overarching themes: what poverty is, the particular vulnerabilities of high-risk groups, responsibility for the occurrence of poverty, preferred remedies, how responsibility for its alleviation is distributed, and priorities in the delivery of assistance. This volume features an introduction to the types, scope, and causes of poverty in the modern world and concludes with Michael Walzer's broadly conceived commentary, which provides a direct comparison of the presented views and makes suggestions for further study and policy"--Provided by publisher
A tough row to hoe : the 1985 Farm Bill and beyond by William A Galston( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-pluralism : the populist threat to liberal democracy by William A Galston( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Recession, institutional dysfunction, a growing divide between urban and rural prospects, and failed efforts to effectively address immigration have paved the way for a populist backlash that disrupts the postwar bargain between political elites and citizens. Whether today's populism represents a corrective to unfair and obsolete policies or a threat to liberal democracy itself remains up for debate. Yet this much is clear: these challenges indict the triumphalism that accompanied liberal democratic consolidation after the collapse of the Soviet Union. To respond to today's crisis, good leaders must strive for inclusive economic growth while addressing fraught social and cultural issues, including demographic anxiety, with frank attention. Although reforms may stem the populist tide, liberal democratic life will always leave some citizens unsatisfied. This is a permanent source of vulnerability, but liberal democracy will endure so long as citizens believe it is worth fighting for
Rural development in the United States : connecting theory, practice, and possibilities by William A Galston( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural Development in the United States includes important information about how national and international trends affect rural communities and development strategies, and it will help guide rural economic development policy in the United States during the 1990s and beyond
Public matters : politics, policy and religion in the 21st century by William A Galston( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William A. Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection of Galston's essays on politics, policy, and religion. Each is viewed through the prisms of history, theory, and ethical concerns."--Jacket
Philosophical dimensions of public policy by William A Galston( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the mid-point of the twentieth century, many philosophers in the English-speaking world regarded political and moral philosophy as all but moribund. Thinkers influenced by logical positivism believe that ethical statements are merely disguised expressions of individual emotion lacking propositional force, or that the conditions for the validation of ethical statements could not be specified, or that their content, however humanly meaningful, is inexpressible. Philosophical Dimensions of Public Policy presents thirty-four articles written by research scholars numerous fields-philosophy, political theory, medicine, law, biology, economics, ecology and sociology-treating a broad range of topics in practical philosophy. The Institute for Philosophy and Public Affairs has been home for these ideas, pioneering a distinctive method of conducting inquiry into the moral dimensions of public life, and contributing to public discussion and deliberation. Members of the Institute reject the idea that public philosophy means reaching into the philosopher's tool-kit and "applying" prefabricated theories to particular problems. They set in motion a dialogue between the distinctive moral features of practical problems and the more general moral theories or considerations that seem most likely to elucidate these problems. The volume is divided into five areas: "Politics, Civic Life, and Moral Education"; "Diversity, Identity, and Equal Opportunity"; "Human Rights, Development Ethics, and International Justice"; "Biotechnology, Genetic Research, and Health Policy"; and "Natural Environment, Human Communities."Philosophical Dimensions of Public Policy presents empirical data and philosophical arguments with the intention of informing public policy and public deliberation. Scholars as well as graduate and undergraduate students are certain to find it useful to their research work."--Provided by publisher
La présidence impériale : de Franklin D. Roosevelt à George W. Bush( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking parenting public : the case for a new social movement by Sylvia Ann Hewlett( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment-both personal and public-into the work of raising children and argues that we are all 'stockholders' in the next generation. With a foreword by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West, Taking Parenting Public crosses boundaries to bring together thinkers from diverse fields spanning the political spectrum. It features contributions from distinguished experts in economics, political science, public policy, child development, public health, history, and the
Putting children first : a progressive family policy for the 1990s by Elaine Ciulla Kamarck( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four policy papers delineate a progressive family policy for the 1990s that makes the family central among social issues and children central in families. An extensive introduction delineates the split between leaders' and ordinary citizens' views on the family and provides a summary of the papers. The first paper offers an economic review of the condition of the American family that analyzes the increased economic stresses on American families and gives particular attention to the economic problems of one-parent families. The second paper draws on a body of social science literature that shows that, for reasons that go beyond the economic, intact families are better for children than one-parent families. The third paper builds on the data presented in the previous papers to discuss six elements of a progressive family policy: (1) restore the children's tax exemption; (2) create a nonpoverty minimum wage; (3) reform divorce laws; (4) promote parental responsibility; (5) make the workplace accommodate needs of families; and (6) develop alternatives to foster care. It is argued that the family is both an economic and a moral unit, and neither economics nor values taken by themselves can provide an adequate basis for family policy. Governmental programs cannot fully substitute for healthy families and should not try to. But government should work to stabilize families and increase their child rearing capacity. To meet these goals requires the provision of substantial resources. (Rh)
Religion, culture, and international conflict : a conversation by Michael Cromartie( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A growing international recognition and concern about the consequences of religious faith and its relationship to public policy is a centerpiece of daily discourse and global media coverage. This timely and important book presents a series of conversations steeped in a diversity of viewpoints about the nature, role, and impact of religiously grounded moral arguments. This book is published in cooperation with the Ethics and Public Policy Center
Down-- down-- down-- on the farm : the farm financial crisis, a background paper by John C Obert( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jihad vs. McWorld by Benjamin R Barber( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A speech by Benjamin Barber, author of Jihad vs. McWorld: how globalism and tribalism are reshaping the world. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, he urges the U.S. and other Western nations to re-examine their policies on globalism and its effect on the rest of the world. He states that the U.S. in particular needs to be more flexible in adapting to the global policies of other countries, instead of insisting that other governments adapt to ours
A citizens' agenda for the President by Mark Rovner( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A citizens' agenda for the President concerning the establishment of national priorities, proposed of increased federal spending, and the reduction of the federal deficit through budget cuts or increased revenues was developed by the Roosevelt Center for American Policy studies through their sponsorship of a series of Presidential Agenda Forums at 13 regional sites between September 17 and November 7, 1988. Approximately 1,000 U.S. citizens participated in these forums, and their budgetary choices were integrated with the 1993 deficit projected by the Congressional Budget Office to produce a composite federal budget for 1993 that cuts the projected deficit by 41%. The three highest priorities selected by the forums that the President should consider are: (1) reducing the federal deficit; (2) improving the quality of education; and (3) solving energy and environmental related issues. Child care, education, and energy and the environment were the three most pressing areas where the federal government should spend more. An overwhelming majority favor reduced defense spending and an increase in taxes on tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and gasoline. The three main themes that reappear nationally are to: (1) concentrate on problems at home with renewed vigor; (2) place economic competitiveness at the top of the foreign policy agenda; and (3) prepare for the future generations of the United States. The agenda concludes with ranked tables of the proposed deficit reduction areas, proposed additional federal spending areas, proposed Presidential priorities, and lists of the forum sites and participants. (Ppb)
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Liberal pluralism : the implications of value pluralism for political theory and practice
The practice of liberal pluralismLiberal purposes : goods, virtues, and diversity in the liberal statePoverty and morality : religious and secular perspectivesRural development in the United States : connecting theory, practice, and possibilitiesPublic matters : politics, policy and religion in the 21st centuryPhilosophical dimensions of public policy
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Galston, William A.

Galston, William A. 1946-

Galston, William A. 1947-

Galston, William Arthur 1946-

Galston, William Arthur 1947-

William Galston American educator and politician

William Galston Amerikaans politicoloog

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