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Walzer, Michael

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Works: 330 works in 1,150 publications in 14 languages and 33,037 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: U21.2, 172.42
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Just and unjust wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations by Michael Walzer( Book )
81 editions published between 1878 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 3,316 libraries worldwide
"This classic work of political ethics has radically reconfigured the way that we think about war. From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of war. He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history, as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved--participants, decision makers, and victims. In his introduction to this new edition, Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq, reminding us once again that "the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity"--Back cover
On toleration by Michael Walzer( file )
44 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 2,782 libraries worldwide
Michael Walzer examines five "regimes of toleration"--Multinational empires to immigrant societies - and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each regime, as well as the varying forms of toleration and exclusion each fosters. Walzer shows how power, class, and gender interact with religion, race, and ethnicity in the different regimes and discusses how toleration works - and how it should work - in multicultural societies like the United States. Walzer offers an eloquent defense of toleration, group differences, and pluralism, moving quickly from theory to practical issues, concrete examples, and hard questions. His concluding argument is focused on the contemporary United States and represents an effort to join and advance the debates about "culture war," the "politics of difference," and the "disuniting of America." Although he takes a grim view of contemporary politics, he is optimistic about the possibility of coexistence: cultural pluralism and a common citizenship can go together, he suggests, in a strong and egalitarian democracy
Arguing about war by Michael Walzer( Book )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,395 libraries worldwide
"Written during a period of intense debates over the proper use of armed force, this book gets to the heart of difficult problems and argues persuasively for a moral perspective on war."--Jacket
Spheres of justice : a defense of pluralism and equality by Michael Walzer( Book )
69 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
Explains how diverse societies distribute such entities as education, citizenship, work, leisure time, honors, and love, as well as wealth and power, and argues that a just distribution necessitates an open egalitarianism
The revolution of the saints; a study in the origins of radical politics by Michael Walzer( Book )
69 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,730 libraries worldwide
Politics and passion toward a more egalitarian liberalism by Michael Walzer( file )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
"In this book, political philosopher Michael Walzer offers a critique of liberal theory and demonstrates that crucial realities have been submerged in the evolution of contemporary liberal thought."--BOOK JACKET
Law, politics, and morality in Judaism ( file )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
Jewish legal and political thought developed in conditions of exile, where Jews had neither a state of their own nor citizenship in any other. What use, then, can this body of thought be today to Jews living in Israel or as emancipated citizens in secular democratic states? Can a culture of exile be adapted to help Jews find ways of being at home politically today? These questions are central in Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaism, a collection of essays by contemporary political theorists, philosophers, and lawyers. --From publisher's description
Obligations; essays on disobedience, war, and citizenship by Michael Walzer( Book )
27 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 1,303 libraries worldwide
Exodus and revolution by Michael Walzer( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
Examines the biblical story of the Exdous and shows its part in shaping Western political thought and action
Authority ( file )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
The company of critics : social criticism and political commitment in the twentieth century by Michael Walzer( Book )
40 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Regicide and revolution; speeches at the trial of Louis XVI by Michael Walzer( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 libraries worldwide
The Tanner lectures on human values ( file )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
Thick and thin : moral argument at home and abroad by Michael Walzer( Book )
24 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 908 libraries worldwide
"When Michael Walzer's Spheres of Justice was published ten years ago, the front page of The New York Times Book Review hailed the work as "an imaginative alternative to the current debate over distributive justice." Now in Thick and Thin, Walzer revises and extends his arguments in Spheres of Justice, framing his ideas about justice, social criticism, and national identity in light of the new political world that has arisen in the past decade. Walzer focuses on two different but interrelated kinds of moral argument: maximalist and minimalist, thick and thin, local and universal." "According to Walzer the first, thick type of moral argument is culturally connected, referentially entangled, detailed, and specific; the second, or thin type, is abstract, ad hoc, detached, and general. Thick arguments play the larger role in determining our views about domestic justice and in shaping our criticism of local arrangements. Thin arguments shape our views about justice in foreign places and in international society. The book begins with an account of minimalist argument, then examines two uses of maximalist arguments, focusing on distributive justice and social criticism. Walzer then discusses minimalism with a qualified defense of self-determination in international society, and concludes with a discussion of the (divided) self capable of this differentiated moral engagement." "Walzer's highly literate and fascinating blend of philosophy and historical analysis will appeal not only to those interested in the polemics surrounding Spheres of justice but also to intelligent readers who are more concerned with getting the arguments right."--Jacket
Interpretation and social criticism by Michael Walzer( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Pluralism, justice, and equality by David Miller( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
The book concludes with a new essay by Walzer in which he reflects on the positions taken in his original book in the light of the critical appraisals presented here
Radical principles : reflections of an unreconstructed democrat by Michael Walzer( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Getting out : historical perspectives on leaving Iraq ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Eventually every conqueror, every imperial power, every occupying army gets out. Why do they decide to leave? And how do political and military leaders manage withdrawal? Do they take with them those who might be at risk if left behind? What are immediate consequences of departure? Michael Walzer and Nicolaus Mills ask those questions about exiting, and worry specifically about difficulties certain to arise as we leave, Iraq. First section, entitled "Lessons Learned," examines seven historical cases of how and how not to withdraw: Britain's departure from American colonies and from India, the French withdrawal from Algeria, Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, and U.S. decision to leave (or not leave) Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. These cases offer a comparative perspective and an opportunity to learn from history of political and military retreats. Second section, "Exiting Iraq," begins with introduction to how United States got into Iraq and continues with examination of how U.S. might leave from a diversity of voices, ranging from those who believe that Iraq war has produced no real good to those who hope for a decent ending--Publisher's description
The political imagination in literature : a reader by Philip Green( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
The Jewish political tradition ( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 535 libraries worldwide
"This book launches a landmark four-volume collaborative work exploring the political thought of the Jewish people from biblical times to the present. The texts and commentaries in Volume I address the basic question of who ought to rule the community. " --Descripción del editor
 
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Alternative Names
Ṿaltser, Mikhael 1935-
Volzer, Maĭkl
Walzer, Michael
Walzer, Michael Laban.
Walzer, Michael Laban 1935-
Уолцер, Майкл 1935-
וולצר, מיכאל
וולצר, מיכאל 1935-
ウォーザー, M
ウォルツァー, M
ウォルツァー, マイケル
マイケル・ウォルツァー
Languages
English (477)
Italian (46)
French (33)
Spanish (18)
German (17)
Japanese (7)
Dutch (5)
Chinese (3)
Russian (2)
Portuguese (2)
Polish (2)
Swedish (2)
Czech (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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