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Democracy's discontent : America in search of a public philosophy

Author: Michael J Sandel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
What ails democracy in Ameirca today, and what can be done about it. [The book] traces our political predicament to a defect in the public philosophy by which we live. In a searching account of current controversies over the role of government, the scope of rights and entitlements, and the place of morality in politics, [the author] identifies the dominant public philosophy of our time and finds it flawed.-Back  Read more...

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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Sandel
OCLC Number: 233648254
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998, ©1996. 1st Harvard University Press paperback ed.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Constitution of the procedural republic: Public philosophy of contemporary liberalism; Rights and the neutral state; Religious liberty and freedom of speech; Privacy rights and family law --
Political economy of citizenship: Economics and virtue in the early republic; Free labor versus wage labor; Community, self-government, and progressive reform; Liberalism and the Keynesian revolution; Triumph and travail of the procedural republic --
Conclusion: In search of a public philosophy.
Responsibility: Michael J. Sandel.


In a searching account of current controversies over morality in politics, Michael Sandel discovers that we suffer from an impoverished vision of citizenship and community. Democracy's Discontent  Read more...


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In times of trouble men and women ransack their past and their traditions. In Democracy's Discontent...Michael Sandel...has raided that great American attic and returned with a bold narrative of the Read more...

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