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Sistare, C. T. (Christine T.) 1951-

Works: 9 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 1,575 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HM711, 305
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Most widely held works by C. T Sistare
Groups and group rights( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In matters such as affirmative action or home schooling, rights of ethnic and other minority groups often come into conflict with those of society in a culturally diverse population such as ours. But before considering the dilemmas posed by these issues, we must first ask such basic but important questions as what group rights are and how they intersect with the principles of democracy." "This new collection brings together some of today's leading thinkers from the cutting edge of these debates, taking in a broad range of issues confronting philosophers, sociologists, and political scientists. Contributors such as Carl Wellman, Carol Gould, and Rex Martin examine the nature of groups and the conflict between group rights and democracy and also consider case studies depicting current issues in cultural, ethnic, and religious rights." "The first section, on the nature of groups, examines some of the perplexing alternatives in the formulation of a theory of group rights. These articles investigate the kinds of rights minorities might claim and ask when groups can be held responsible for the acts of some of their members. The second section addresses the treatment of groups in a democracy and the precarious balance between indifference toward minorities and capitulation to their demands. Here the contributors examine five principles for the sensitive treatment of minority and disadvantaged groups in a democratic society." "A final section explores specific conflicts between subgroup and societal claims through case studies dealing with affirmative action, religious practice and the education of children, and the land rights of indigenous people. By drawing on the legal and political dilemmas related to these cases, the authors confront issues of core versus peripheral interests, of individual member versus subgroup rights, and of the possibilities for social openness raised in the preceding sections."--Jacket
Liberty, equality, and plurality( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civility and its discontents : essays on civic virtue, toleration, and cultural fragmentation( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsibility and criminal liability by C. T Sistare( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autonomy principally in tenns of the agent's conscious choice of ends or conduct. From this, the cognitivist emphasis on mental states and their contents naturally follows. The presence of specified mental states, as signifying agent choice, thus becomes the hallmark of responsible conduct. Capacities model theorists, by contrast, interpret personal autonomy and agent responsibility in tenns of the looser notion of 'control'. From this perspective, conscious choosing is but one (highly responsible) instance of such control, and the presence or absence of mental states is primarily relevant to detennining degrees of responsibility. The examination of these two models occupies the bulk of this manuscript. Exploration of the capacities model and criticism of the orthodox view also generate treatment of legal issues such as the use of negligence liability, the nature of criminal omissions, the character of various legal defenses, and so on. Chapters 2 and 3 set out some of the thematic arguments outlined above and introduce tenninology and useful distinctions. Chapters 4 through 7 provide substantive analyses of agent responsibility and of standards of criminal liability. In these chapters, I argue for the comparative superiority of the capacities model of responsibility and offer recommendations for changes in current legal conceptions and standards of liability. Each chapter centers on an element of individual responsibility and related legal concerns. The final chapter, Chapter 8, comprises an overview of the integrated theory of responsibility and liability and its comparison with the traditional view
Punishment : social control and coercion( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hate crime and social fragmentation by C. T Sistare( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reproductive freedom and women's freedom : surrogacy and autonomy by C. T Sistare( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cicero's theory of natural law by C. T Sistare( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Groups and groups rights( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.50 for Liberty, e ... to 0.98 for Hate crime ...)

Groups and group rightsGroups and groups rights
Alternative Names
Sistare, C. T.

Sistare, C. T. 1951-

Sistare, Christine

Sistare, Christine 1951-

Sistare, Christine T. 1951-

English (39)

Liberty, equality, and pluralityCivility and its discontents : essays on civic virtue, toleration, and cultural fragmentationResponsibility and criminal liabilityPunishment : social control and coercionGroups and groups rights