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

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, Communitarianism: The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, (Oxford University Press: UK, 2001) - Excerpt (2001). Communitarianism: The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, (Oxford University Press: UK, 2001), 158. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2157051

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