Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality, and Justice Joan C Tronto

ISBN: 9780814782781

Published: April 12th 2013

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228 pages


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Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality, and Justice  by  Joan C Tronto

Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality, and Justice by Joan C Tronto
April 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 228 pages | ISBN: 9780814782781 | 5.79 Mb

Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on peoples time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, andMoreAmericans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on peoples time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care better, people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as remote from their lives.

Caring Democracy argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. The idea that production and economic life are the most important political and human concerns ignores the reality that caring, for ourselves and others, should be the highest value that shapes how we view the economy, politics, and institutions such as schools and the family.

Care is at the center of our human lives, but Tronto argues it is currently too far removed from the concerns of politics. Caring Democracy traces the reasons for this disconnection and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life. Joan C. Tronto is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge).



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