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Distinguishing State from Community: Michael Walzer’s Communitarian ‘View from the Cave’

Toni Erskine

in Embedded Cosmopolitanism

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780197264379
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734410 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.003.0005

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Distinguishing State from Community: Michael Walzer’s Communitarian ‘View from the Cave’

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This chapter discusses communitarian political thought and the work of Michael Walzer. It explores the normative significance of distinguishing the idea of the morally constitutive community from the state. The chapter also attempts to draw attention to a much broader range of Walzer’s writings than is generally acknowledged within IR.

Keywords: communitarian political thought; Michael Walzer; international relations; morally constitutive community

Chapter.  13202 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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