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The Soul of Civil Society : Voluntary Associations and the Public Value of Moral Habits

Author/creator Streeter, Ryan 1969- Author
Other author/creatorEberly, Don E. Author
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLanham : Lexington Books Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated [Distributor]
Description162 p. 09.240 x 06.260 in.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Summary Annotation Americans care about the public value of moral habits. They like to see virtue rewarded and vice censured, appealing as this does to the nation's deep sense that one's success rests neither in money nor in power but in one's civility. In The Soul of Civil Society Don Eberly and Ryan Streeter look beyond such abstractions as the "voluntary sector" and superficial communitarian solutions to civic anomie to identify the pivotal role played by local voluntary associations in a civil society. Not only important for the services they provide, these "little platoons," as Edmund Burke labeled them, are the public incubators of a "new" morality, their emphasis on civic engagement at the local level central to preserving America's democratic culture on the national and international stage. More than simply championing the promise of a social renaissance, The Soul of Civil Society is essential reading for those seeking to do battle with a culturally entrenched individualism that threatens the core of America's moral vitality.
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2002008110
ISBN0739104233 (Trade Cloth) Active Record
Standard identifier# 9780739104231
Stock number00149413

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