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作者 Elazar, Daniel Judah
書名 Covenant and civil society : the constitutional matrix of modern democracy / Daniel J. Elazar
出版項 New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction, 1998
國際標準書號 1560003111
9781560003113
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  JC336 E42 1998    在架上    30560400382211
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  301 E37    在架上    30550100267309
 歐美所圖書館  301 EL14 1998    在架上    30500101066713
說明 x, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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系列 The covenant tradition in politics ; v. 4
Elazar, Daniel Judah. Covenant tradition in politics ; v. 4
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
pt. 1. Covenant : from commonwealth to civil society. Prologue : toward a civil constitutionalism -- Covenant and the new political science -- Britain : from whiggism to liberalism -- From Tocqueville to personalism : covenant and its displacement in post-Revolutionary European thought -- Four twentieth-century federalist thinkers : William James ; Martin Buber ; Reinhold Niebuhr ; Mordecai M. Kaplan -- pt. 2. Covenant and the age of state-building. Europe : modern nationalism and the covenant tradition -- The covenant motif in modern revolutions -- Revolutions : cooperative, collectivist, and coercive -- Swiss exceptionalism : communal and liberal democracy -- pt. 3. Covenant and constitutionalism. Constitutionalism : the modern expression of the covenantal tradition -- The three dimensions of the Constitution -- The covenant tradition and rights -- pt. 4. Present and future. The decline and possible revival of covenant in our times -- Toward a world covenantal network -- Covenant, republicanism, and democracy -- Where does this bring us? : Excursus 1. The language of covenant -- Excursus 2. The Biblical covenant as the foundation of justice, obligations and rights
Covenant and Civil Society is the final volume in Elazar's monumental series The Covenant Tradition in Politics. In it, he traces the tradition's rebirth and development in the modern epoch. Covenant and Civil Society also considers issues of communal solidarity on a postmodern basis. Elazar traces the transition from the covenanted commonwealth of the Protestant Reformation to the civil society of the modern epoch, and explores the role of the covenant in the modern state era and the development of modern democracy. Covenantalism is further explored through the examples of Biblical Israel, Swiss exceptionalism, Northern Italy, and the Latin-Germanic borderlands. Though these are typically thought of as organic or hiearachical models, he argues that in the end a covenantal vein is part of the western tradition as such
主題 Civil society -- History
Covenants -- Political aspects -- History
Democracy -- History
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