The New Normal: Finding a Balance Between Individual Rights and the Common Good

Author:   Amitai Etzioni
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138516472


Pages:   418
Publication Date:   25 September 2017
Format:   Paperback
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The New Normal: Finding a Balance Between Individual Rights and the Common Good


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Amitai Etzioni argues that societies must find a way to balance individual rights and the common good. This point of balance may change as new technologies develop, the natural and international environments change, and new social forces arise. Some believe the United States may be unduly short-changing individual rights that need to be better protected. Specifically, should the press be granted more protection? Or should its ability to publish state secrets be limited? Should surveillance of Americans and others be curtailed? Should American terrorists be treated differently from others? How one answers these questions, Etzioni shows, invites a larger fundamental question: Where is the proper point of balance between rights and security? Etzioni implements the social philosophy, liberal communitarianism. Its key assumptions are that neither individual rights nor the common good should be privileged, that both are core values, and that a balance is necessary between them. Etzioni argues that we need to find a new balance between our desire for more goods, services, and affluence, particularly because economic growth may continue to be slow and jobs anemic. The key question is what makes a good life, especially for those whose basic needs are sated.

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Author:   Amitai Etzioni
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781138516472


ISBN 10:   1138516473
Pages:   418
Publication Date:   25 September 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

PrefaceThe New Normal: Making a Silk Purse out of a Sow's EarI Individual Rights versus the Common Good 1 Limit Freedom of the Press? 2 How Much Surveillance Is Legitimate? 3 Should American Terrorists Be Tried Differently from Others?II Privacy 4 A Cyber Age Privacy Doctrine 5 The Privacy MerchantsIII The New Politics 6 Is There a Gridlock? 7 The Scope of Corruption 8 Regulatory Capture 9 Is Transparency the Best Disinfectant? 10 Cutting Entitlements ?IV The Politics of Security 11 Who Authorized Preparations for a War with China? 12 The Great Drone Debate 13 The Moral and Legal Foundations of Counterterrorism 14 MAR: Mutually Assured RestraintV Public Philosophy 15 Public/Private DivideAcknowledgmentsIndex

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