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Community, Locality, and Politics

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/10.1093/0198295642.003.0006
 Community, Locality, and Politics

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Communitarian politics has emphasized the importance and the value of locality and in spite of recent acknowledgements that local relationships can be problematic from the point of view of justice and efficiency, an emphasis on locality constantly creeps back into communitarianism. The same contradictions and problems recur in public policy initiatives focused on locality and community. The value of locality, therefore, needs to be critically analysed in detail.

Keywords: civil society; civility; local politics; locality

Chapter.  14575 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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