By Ben Berger
"Civic engagement" has turn into an unwieldy and complicated catchall, Berger argues. we should always speak rather than political, social, and ethical engagement, realizing which varieties of engagement make democracy paintings greater, and the way we would advertise them. targeting political engagement and taking Alexis de Tocqueville and Hannah Arendt as his courses, Berger identifies how you can in attaining the political engagement we need and wish with out resorting to coercive measures reminiscent of obligatory nationwide provider or obligatory voting.
through delivering a practical account of the worth of political engagement and useful techniques for making improvements to it, whereas keeping off proposals we will by no means desire to accomplish, Attention Deficit Democracy makes a persuasive case for a public philosophy that a lot of the general public can really endorse.
Attention Deficit Democracy: the ambiguity of civic engagement has been named the Winner of the NASSP (North American Society for Social Philosophy) 2012 e-book Award because the top social philosophy ebook released in 2011. prior winners contain Amartya Sen, G.A. Cohen, Will Kymlicka and Seyla Benhabib.
It was once additionally named one of many most sensible 10 Nonfiction Books of 2011 by
Zocalo Public sq., a venture of the guts for Social Cohesion.
Read or Download Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement PDF
Similar practical politics books
Handwringing approximately political apathy is as outdated as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping available in the market rather than balloting. in additional contemporary a long time, demands larger civic engagement as a democratic cure-all have met with common contract.
Protest, Reform and Repression in Khrushchev's Soviet Union explores the character of political protest within the USSR throughout the decade following the demise of Stalin. utilizing resources drawn from the documents of the Soviet Procurator's workplace, the Communist celebration, the Komsomol and in different places, Hornsby examines the emergence of underground teams, mass riots and public assaults on authority in addition to the ways that the Soviet regime less than Khrushchev seen and replied to those demanding situations, together with deeper KGB penetration of society and using labour camps and psychiatric repression.
James Madison is the philosopher so much liable for laying the basis of the yankee advertisement republic. yet he didn't expect that the propertied type on which he relied may turn into terribly politically strong even as its pursuits narrowed. This and different flaws, argues Stephen L.
Treating rhetoric and logos as primary instead of peripheral to politics, Lisa Wedeen’s groundbreaking publication deals a compelling counterargument to people who insist that politics is essentially approximately fabric pursuits and the teams advocating for them. throughout the thirty-year rule of President Hafiz al-Asad’s regime, his photo used to be all over the place.
- Democracy in Turkey: The Impact of EU Political Conditionality (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics)
- Publius and Political Imagination (Modernity and Political Thought)
- Canada: The State of the Federation, 2011: The Changing Federal Environment: Rebalancing Roles (Queen's Policy Studies)
- Multi-stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability: Beyond Deadlock and Conflict
- The Politics of Gratitude
Extra resources for Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement