Civic Virtues

Civic Virtues : Rights, Citizenship and Republican Liberalism

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Seemingly there is no political debate which does not devolve into an argument over rights. For centuries a cornerstone of liberal theory, rights claims have become so over-used as to blur cases of real abuse. In this study, Dagger argues for a republican liberalism that, while celebrating the liberal heritage of autonomy and rights, solidly places these within social relations and obligations, which while ubiquitous, are often obscured and forgotten. This book is intended for scholars and students of American politics and history, particularly of political theory.show more

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  • Hardback | 271 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 22mm | 520g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195106334
  • 9780195106336

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