Social Bonds as Freedom:
Revisiting the Dichotomy of the Universal and the Particular
& GOTOH Reiko
(Eds.) August 2015 Berghahn Books, 296p.
■ DUMOUCHEL Paul
& GOTOH Reiko
(Eds.) August 2015 Social Bonds as Freedom: Revisiting the Dichotomy of the Universal and the Particular
，Berghahn Books, 296p. ISBN-10:1782386939 ISBN-13:978-1782386933 [amazon]
From HP of Amazon.co.jp
Central to discussions of multiculturalism and minority rights in modern liberal societies is the idea that the particular demands of minority groups contradict the requirements of equality, anonymity, and universality for citizenship and belonging. The contributors to this volume question the significance of this dichotomy between the universal and the particular, arguing that it reflects how the modern state has instituted the basic rights and obligations of its members and that these institutions are undergoing fundamental transformations under the pressure of globalization. They show that the social bonds uniting groups constitute the means of our freedom, rather than obstacles to achieving the universal.
New Book--Social Bonds as Freedom: Revisiting the Dichotomy of the Universal and the Particular by Prof. Paul Dumouchel
■Table of Contents
Introduction: Of Bonds and Boundaries
Paul Dumouchel & Reiko Gotoh
Part I: Social bonds in transformation
Chapter 1. Incompleteness and the Possibility of Making: Towards denationalized citizenship?
Chapter 2. Justice and Culture: New contradictions in the era of techno-nihilistic capitalism
Chapter 3. Bounded Justifiability: Making commonality on the basis of binding engagements
Chapter 4. On the Poverty of our Freedom
Part II: Beyond imperial universalism
Chapter 5. Western Humanitarianism and the Representation of Distant Suffering: A genealogy of moral grammars and visual regimes
Chapter 6. Parochial Altruism and Christian Universalism: On the deep difficulties of creating solidarity without outside enemies
Chapter 7. Partial Commitments and Universal Obligations
Chapter 8. A Reluctant Cosmopolitan
Part III: Towards a re-conceptualization of liberalism
Chapter 9. Liberal Autonomy and Minority Accommodation: A new approach
Geoffrey Brahm Levey
Chapter 10. Cultural Boundaries and the Reasonable Accommodation of Minorities: Is secularism enough?
Chapter 11. Arrow, Rawls and Sen: The Transformation of Political Economy and the Idea of Liberalism
Conclusion: Social bonds as freedom
Notes on Contributors
UP: September 8, 2015 REV: October 6, 2015