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Author Fowler, Robert Booth, 1940-

Title The dance with community : the contemporary debate in American political thought / Robert Booth Fowler
Published Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1991


Description 1 online resource (xi, 210 pages)
Series American political thought
American political thought.
Summary Contemporary intellectuals have rushed to embrace the concept of *#8220;community." What does this tell us about American political thought? Why are intellectuals uneasy with modern liberal individualism and its institutional policy results? Why is political intellectual discourse dominated today by complaint?In The Dance with Community Robert Booth Fowler reflects upon these and related questions. "My goal," he writes, "is to present contemporary political thought about community for what it is--a conversation interactive, spirited, and sometimes tough."There have been many interpretations of the muchdiscussed decline in community spirit. Rather than offer another, Fowler steps back to look at the debate itself. He examines from the perspective of an intellectual historian the attention to community in current American political thought and explores the setting of that attention.He also identifies five alternative models of community integral to the current debates and sketches a clear image of each--its relationship to others, the logic of its appeal, and its emphases and problems. In each instance he places the model into the larger conversation over alternative communities and the value of community itself
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
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Subject Political science -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory.
Political science.
Politisches Denken
Politieke stelsels.
Politieke theorieën.
Science politique -- États-Unis.
Skupnost -- Politične teorije -- Združene države Amerike.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780700630912