Citizenship and Civil Society

Citizenship and Civil Society

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Rights and obligations are confusing. When people really want or need something they call it a right. Can they simply attach this word to anything they want? Can people disregard obligations with impunity? This book argues that they cannot. One must understand those relationships in specific ways to really know what can or can not be done with rights and obligations in public discourse and politics. They must create a web of interaction between citizens so that more long-term social investments may be made. Professor Janoski shows that individual rights protecting privacy, free speech, and legal access are more highly developed in social democratic countries than in liberal countries. On the other hand, obligations in those same social democratic countries are higher. On the whole, rights and obligations are in balance; or, you get what rights you pay for in terms of fulfilling obligations to the state and society.... 1371 Governance transformations, 231 Greece (ancient), 244, n 3, 262n3, 26^ n2 Green party, 153, 163 Group rights, 47-8; problems with, 48-9 Guestworkers, m, 144 Gypsies, 146, 263n20 Han (cho-kai), 68 Hawthorne Western Electric plant , ... 42, 243n2 Industrial revolution, 105-6, 180, 185, 256113 Inequality, see Social inequality Institutional theory, 107-8, 158, ... 225, 235 Liberties, 44-5, 246m 6 LO (Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions), 122 Lockouts, 1 19 Locomotives, 173, anbsp;...

Title:Citizenship and Civil Society
Author: Thomas Janoski
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1998-02-13

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