Caring Democracy

Author: Joan C. Tronto
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814782779
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on people’s time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care better, people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as remote from their lives. Caring Democracy argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. The idea that production and economic life are the most important political and human concerns ignores the reality that caring, for ourselves and others, should be the highest value that shapes how we view the economy, politics, and institutions such as schools and the family. Care is at the center of our human lives, but Tronto argues it is currently too far removed from the concerns of politics. Caring Democracy traces the reasons for this disconnection and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life. Joan C. Tronto is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge).

Ethics of Care

Author: Barnes, Marian
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447316541
Format: PDF
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The international contributors to this unique collection demonstrate the significance of care ethics as a transformative way of thinking across diverse geographical, policy and interpersonal contexts.

Socializing Care

Author: Maurice Hamington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780742550391
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Contributors to this volume demonstrate how the ethics of care factors into a variety of social policies and institutions, and can indeed be useful in thinking about a number of different social problems. Divided into two sections, the first looks at care as a model for an evaluative framework that rethinks social institutions, liberal society, and citizenship at a basic conceptual level. The second explores care values in the context of specific social practices or settings, as a framework that should guide thinking.

Teaching Democracy

Author: Walter Parker
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742724
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Teaching Democracy, Walter Parker makes a unique and thoughtful contribution to the hot debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. Parker conclusively demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity. This scholarly yet accessible work: Bridges the widening gap between multicultural education and civic education; provides powerful teaching strategies that educators can use to draw children creatively and productively into a way of life that protects and nurtures cultural pluralism and racial equity; explains the unity, diversity confusion that is found in popular media as well as in multicultural- and citizenship-education initiatives; defines deliberative discussion and explores its promise as the centerpiece of democratic education in schools, both elementary and secondary.

Sketches in Democracy

Author: Lisa DeLorenzo
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483057
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Sketches of Democracy is a captivating book that chronicles the first year in the life of a new urban high school. Based on journal entries and educational literature, this book traces the author’s challenging journey toward creating a democratic community of learners within a tangle of socio-economic and political issues. An experienced public school teacher and university educator, DeLorenzo brings a unique perspective to the teaching/learning process. Her poignant anecdotal stories, along with information from authoritative sources, provide a narrative that is deeply reflective and affecting. This book is a must-read for teachers, teacher candidates, and teacher educators who share a passion for teaching those on the margins of society.

Property Owning Democracy

Author: Martin O'Neill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355171
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Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond features a collection of original essays that represent the first extended treatment of political philosopher John Rawls' idea of a property-owning democracy. Offers new and essential insights into Rawls's idea of "property-owning democracy" Addresses the proposed political and economic institutions and policies which Rawls's theory would require Considers radical alternatives to existing forms of capitalism Provides a major contribution to debates among progressive policymakers and activists about the programmatic direction progressive politics should take in the near future


Author: Barbara Wejnert
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178052238X
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"This volume of [title] series is devoted to health problems, challenges, and accomplishments in democratic societies. It includes papers addressing health systems, health policies, obstacles to societal healthy behaviors, and health conditions that are experienced in democratic societies in the world. The democratic society is understood in a broadly defined term. It includes developed Western democracies, as well as less developed or underdeveloped countries that have a democratic system. According to this definition, the category "democracies" includes democratic countries that have well-established democratic systems and respect broad networks of people rights, as well as democracies that are formally considered democratic principles. Therefore, the collection of the 19th volume [title] includes papers addressing these issues in a broad spectrum of countries from India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania to Sweden, Canada, and the United States."--Publisher's website.

The Ethics of Care

Author: Virginia Held
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199884552
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising alternative to the familiar moral theories that serve so inadequately to guide our lives. The ethics of care is only a few decades old, yet it is by now a distinct moral theory or normative approach to the problems we face. It is relevant to global and political matters as well as to the personal relations that can most clearly exemplify care. This book clarifies just what the ethics of care is: what its characteristics are, what it holds, and what it enables us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this moral approach and why the ethics of care can be a morality with universal appeal. Held examines what we mean by "care," and what a caring person is like. Where other moral theories demand impartiality above all, the ethics of care understands the moral import of our ties to our families and groups. It evaluates such ties, focusing on caring relations rather than simply on the virtues of individuals. The book proposes how such values as justice, equality, and individual rights can "fit together" with such values as care, trust, mutual consideration, and solidarity. In the second part of the book, Held examines the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues. She shows how the ethics of care is more promising than Kantian moral theory and utilitarianism for advice on how expansive, or not, markets should be, and on when other values than market ones should prevail. She connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and considers the limits appropriate for the language of rights. Finally, she shows the promise of the ethics of care for dealing with global problems and seeing anew the outlines of international civility.

Reclaiming Democracy

Author: Jaime J. Romo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130945211
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This innovative book gives voice to the challenges and rewards of transformative teaching through 17 first-person narratives by a panoply of diverse authors who have made a life of advocating forall students. These essays showcase the barriers, biases, and fears that must be overcome in the process of developing a personal and professional identity as an educator. Encourages prospective teachers to realize the need for transformative teaching and commit to the often-uncomfortable task of becoming more inclusive and more socially just within their own classrooms.Covers all major topics addressing diversity, advocacy, identity development, and multicultural teaching—immigration, social class, race, gender, and poverty.For future multicultural educators.

Democracy Justice and the Welfare State

Author: Julie Anne White
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271039336
Format: PDF, ePub
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The commitment to &“end welfare as we know it&” shaped public policy in the 1990s. Analysts all seemed to agree that public welfare programs were a resounding failure. What should better public care look like? Democracy, Justice, and the Welfare State sets up a dialogue between work on the ethic of care and studies of public care in practice. White argues that care as it is currently institutionalized often both assumes and perpetuates dependency and so paternalistic relationships of authority. Better public care requires that such paternalistic practices be challenged. Care appropriate to a democratic context must itself be a democratic practice.