Freedom of association

edited by Amy Gutmann

Americans are joiners. They are members of churches, fraternal and sororal orders, sports leagues, community centers, parent-teacher associations, professional associations, residential associations, literary societies, national and international charities, and service organizations of seemingly all sorts. Social scientists are engaged in a lively argument about whether decreasing proportions of Americans over the past several decades have been joining secondary associations, but no one disputes that freedom of association remains a fundamental personal and political value in the United States. 'Nothing', Alexis de Tocqueville argued, 'deserves more attention'. Yet the value and limits of free association in the United States have not received the attention they deserve.Why is freedom of association valuable for the lives of individuals? What does it contribute to the life of a liberal democracy? This volume explores the individual and civic values of associational freedom in a liberal democracy, as well as the moral and constitutional limits of claims to associational freedom. Beginning with an introductory essay on freedom of association by Amy Gutmann, the first part of this timely volume includes essays on individual rights of association by George Kateb, Michael Walzer, Kent Greenawalt, and Nancy Rosenblum, and the second part includes essays on civic values of association by Will Kymlicka, Yael Tamir, Daniel A Bell, Sam Fleischacker, Alan Ryan, and Stuart White.

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  • Preface and Acknowledgments Pt. IIndividual Values of Association Ch. 3On Involuntary Association Ch. 4Compelled Association: Public Standing, Self-Respect, and the Dynamic of Exclusion Ch. 5Freedom of Association and Religious Association Ch. 6Rights, Reasons, and Freedom of Association Pt. IICivic Values of Association Ch. 8Revisiting the Civic Sphere Ch. 9Civil Society versus Civic Virtue Ch. 10Insignificant Communities Ch. 11The City as a Site for Free Association Ch. 12Trade Unionism in a Liberal State List of ContributorsIndex

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書名 Freedom of association
著作者等 Gutmann, Amy
シリーズ名 The University Center for Human Values series
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c1998
ページ数 vi, 382 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0691057591
NCID BA37668024
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国