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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael L Gross
|Description:||xiv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Weak political morality --
Strong political morality --
Ethics and moral judgment: the psychology of cognitive development --
Activism and initiative: the psychology of collective action --
The politics of rescue: ethics and activism during wartime --
The politics of abortion: ethics and activism in the United States --
The politics of peace: ethics and activism in Israel --
Resculpting democratic theory: the challenge of weak political morality.
|Responsibility:||Michael L. Gross.|
Contrary to the prevailing view, this finding casts doubt on strong models of political morality characterized by enlightened moral reasoning, cosmopolitan concerns, and concerted political action. Instead, it affirms the concept of alternative weak models that fuse political activism with immature moral development, parochial moral communities, and narrow sectarian interests. In this pioneering study, Professor Gross provides empirical support for a view that further erodes the liberal vision of democratic character, education, and society.