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Intellectuals and the Public Good : Creativity and Civil Courage.

Author: Barbara A Misztal
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sociological account of civil courage and creative behaviour through the study of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Misztal
ISBN: 9780511341410 0511341415 1281085057 9781281085054
OCLC Number: 476123760
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The aim of the book; The outline of the book; Part I Theoretical framework; 1 The authority of public intellectuals; 2 Creativity: the problem of the new; 3 Courage: acting on conviction; 4 Typology of engagements; Part II Public intellectuals: the case of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates; 5 Intellectuals for peace; 6 Heroes: legends in their own time; 7 Dissidents: peaceful rebels; 8 Champions: promoting the cause; 9 Pioneers: bringing science to politics; Conclusion; References; Index.

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A sociological account of civil courage and creative behaviour through the study of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

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