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Attention deficit democracy : the paradox of civic engagement

Author: Ben Berger
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a fresh perspective on the problem of civic engagement, challenging idealists who aspire to revolutionize democracies and their citizens. This title identifies ways to achieve the political  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Attention deficit democracy.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011018236
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Berger
ISBN: 9780691144689 0691144680 9781400840311 1400840317
OCLC Number: 907618522
Awards: Winner of North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award 2012
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 201 p.)
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The rules of engagement --
Political engagement as intrinsic good: Arendt and company --
Political engagement as instrumental good: Tocqueville, attention deficit, and energy --
Is political engagement better than sex? --
Conclusion: Tocqueville vs. the full monty
Responsibility: Ben Berger

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Winner of the 2012 Book Award, North American Society for Social Philosophy "Acknowledging that there are real limits to how involved citizens will be in political activity, [Berger] develops a Read more...

 
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