Communitarianism: The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, (Oxford University Press: UK, 2001) - Excerpt
Communitarianism: The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, (Oxford University Press: UK, 2001), 158
2 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2012
Date Written: 2001
Communitarianism is a social philosophy that maintains that societal formulations of the good are both needed and legitimate. Communitarianism is often contrasted with classical *liberalism, a philosophical position that holds each individual should formulate the good . Communitarians examines the ways shared conceptions of the good (values) are formed, transmitted, enforced and justified. Hence their interest in communities (and moral dialogues within them), historically transmitted values and mores, and the societal units that transmit and enforce values such the family, schools, and voluntary associations from social clubs to independent churches.
Keywords: Democracy, New Social Movements, Pluralism
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