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Communitarianism, Philosophical and Political

Elizabeth Frazer

in The Problems of Communitarian Politics

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780198295648
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599316 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198295642.003.0002
 Communitarianism, Philosophical and Political

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The ideal of community has been prominent in practical politics since the 1970s. Explores the tenuous links between the philosophical communitarian critique of liberalism and more recent elaborations of ‘political communitarianism’, although other intellectual and political sources for political communitarianism are also traced. Political communitarianism is analysed using a technique of discourse analysis, and some theoretical problems in the discourse—in particular, with inferences that are commonly drawn from its conceptual structure—are discussed.

Keywords: communitarianism; discourse analysis; liberalism; political philosophy

Chapter.  16400 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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