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Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States

Auteur: David Hackett Fischer
Uitgever: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Fairness and Freedom compares the history of two open societies--New Zealand and the United States--with much in common. Both have democratic polities, mixed-enterprise economies, individuated societies, pluralist cultures, and a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law. But all of these elements take different forms, because constellations of value are far apart. The dream of living free is America's  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: History
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: David Hackett Fischer
ISBN: 9780199832705 0199832706
OCLC-nummer: 726821260
Beschrijving: xxv, 629 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Inhoud: BUILDING AS OPEN PROCESSES: --
Federalists and Centralists --
Immigrants, voluntary and assisted --
Women's rights --
Racist wrongs --
Lib-Labs and Progressives --
OPEN SOCIETIES IN WORLD AFFAIRS: --
Foreign affairs, external relations --
Great Crash and Long Slump --
Military traditions --
World crisis --
CONCLUSION: --
Learning to be free and fair --
APPENDIX: --
Fairness in other disciplines.
Andere titels: Fairness & freedom
Verantwoordelijkheid: David Hackett Fischer.
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Part travelogue, part geography primer, part journalistic reflection, Fischer's book is a masterly attempt to sketch and compare the historical development of the United States and New Zealand ... Meer lezen...

 
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