This book is volume three in the series and is the edited proceedings of the 1997 ALSP conference. The conference covered issues relating to Communitarianism and citizenship from socio-legal, philosophical and political perspectives. The papers are a collection drawn from international authors covering a wide variety of subjects such as tolerance, social citizenship and social rights in a global context.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Austin Lecture: The communitarian persuasion. Part II: Reinventing community and citizenship in the global era: a critique of the communitarian concept of community; Communitarianism and the practice of toleration; Nonconformism and community; Community zoos, theme park cultures and the right to leave them all. Part III: Citizenship rights, gender and the politics of difference; Social citizenship and social rights; Social citizenship, re-commodification and the contract state; The corporate republic: complex organisations and citizenship. Part IV: Civil society as the community of citizens: Adam Ferguson’s alternative to liberalism; Baffling criticism of an ill-equipped theory: an intervention in the exchange between MacIntyre and Taylor; The community of friends; Doing justice to particulars.