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The importance of being civil : the struggle for political decency, John A. Hall

Label
The importance of being civil : the struggle for political decency
Title
The importance of being civil
Title remainder
the struggle for political decency
Statement of responsibility
John A. Hall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Civility is desirable and possible, but can this fragile ideal be guaranteed? The Importance of Being Civil offers the most comprehensive look at the nature and advantages of civility, throughout history and in our world today. Esteemed sociologist John Hall expands our understanding of civility as related to larger social forces--including revolution, imperialism, capitalism, nationalism, and war--and the ways that such elements limit the potential for civility. Combining wide-ranging historical and comparative evidence with social and moral theory, Hall examines how the nature of civility has fluctuated in the last three centuries, how it became lost, and how it was reestablished in the twentieth century following the two world wars. He also considers why civility is currently breaking down and what can be done to mitigate this threat. Paying particular attention to the importance of individualism, of rules allowing people to create their own identities, Hall offers a composite definition of civility. He focuses on the nature of agreeing to differ over many issues, the significance of fashion and consumption, the benefits of inclusive politics on the nature of identity, the greater ability of the United States in integrating immigrants in comparison to Europe, and the conditions likely to assure peace in international affairs. Hall factors in those who are opposed to civility, and the various methods with which states have destroyed civil and cooperative relations in society. The Importance of Being Civil is a decisive and sophisticated addition to the discussion of civility in its modern cultural and historical contexts."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, John A.
Index
index present
LC call number
HM665
LC item number
.H35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social ethics
  • Civil society
  • Civil society
  • Social ethics
Label
The importance of being civil : the struggle for political decency, John A. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A composite definition -- Agreeing to differ -- Sympathy and deception -- How best to rule -- Entry and exit -- Intelligence in states -- Enemies -- Down with authenticity -- The disenchantment of the intellectuals -- The problem with communism -- The destruction of trust -- Imperialism, the perversion of nationalism -- Conclusion -- Index
Control code
812791698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
[vii], 226 p.
Isbn
9780691153261
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012036315
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)812791698
Label
The importance of being civil : the struggle for political decency, John A. Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A composite definition -- Agreeing to differ -- Sympathy and deception -- How best to rule -- Entry and exit -- Intelligence in states -- Enemies -- Down with authenticity -- The disenchantment of the intellectuals -- The problem with communism -- The destruction of trust -- Imperialism, the perversion of nationalism -- Conclusion -- Index
Control code
812791698
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
[vii], 226 p.
Isbn
9780691153261
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012036315
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)812791698

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