Theory of Citizenship by Herman R.Van Gunsteren
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Theory of Citizenship
By Herman R.Van Gunsteren

A Theory of Citizenship

Organizing Plurality in Contemporary Democracies

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Theory of Citizenship by Herman R.Van Gunsteren

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Does vital citizenship require moral consensus? Or is it the ability to organize our differences, that allows people to live together as citizens in a republic? Whereas liberal, republican, and communitarian theories of citizenship analyzed the conditions of citizenship, the central message of this book is that the practical exercise of citizenship, under conditions that are far from ideal, is the main source of its vitality. Instead of arguing for more participation, it focuses on the citizenship of those who, for whatever reason, are already active in the public sphere. Herman van Gunsteren develops a theory of citizenship well suited to the era of political reform that was inaugurated by the revolutions of 1989.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813368634
ISBN-10: 0813368634
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Herman R.Van Gunsteren

Herman R. van Gunsteren is professor of political theory at Leiden University and the author of Time for Retirement (1991) and The Quest for Control (1976).

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