The Pursuit of Equality in American History

The Pursuit of Equality in American History

The author looks to the origins of equality in Greek thought and the idea's important in the eighteenth century to understand the tenacious attraction it has had for American over more than two hundred years of political, legal, and social ...

Author: Jack Richon Pole

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520032861

Category: Civil rights

Page: 380

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The author looks to the origins of equality in Greek thought and the idea's important in the eighteenth century to understand the tenacious attraction it has had for American over more than two hundred years of political, legal, and social controversy.
Categories: Civil rights

Liberty Equality Democracy

Liberty  Equality  Democracy

This volumes explores the whole range of Alexis Tocqueville's ideas, from his political, literary and sociological theories to his concept of history, his religious beliefs, and his philosophical doctrines.

Author: Eduardo Nolla

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814757782

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This volumes explores the whole range of Alexis Tocqueville's ideas, from his political, literary and sociological theories to his concept of history, his religious beliefs, and his philosophical doctrines. Among the topics considered are: Tocqueville's beliefs about foreign policy as applied to American democracy; Tocqueville and Machiavelli on the art of being free; Tocqueville and the historical sociology of state; virtue and politics in Tocqueville; Tocqueville's debt to Rousseau and Pascal; Tocqueville's analysis of the role of religion in preserving American democracy; Tocqueville and American literary critics; and Tocqueville and the postmodern refusal of history. The different approaches to Tocqueville's classical work represented in this book, combined with the frequent use of unpublished sources, present a fresh and renewed vision of his classic Democracy in America, reinforcing after a century and a half its reputation as the most modern, provocative, and profound attempt to explain the nature of democracy. Contributing to the volume are: Pierre Birnbaum (University of Sorbonne), Herbert Dittgen (University of Goettingen), Joseph Alulis (Lake Forest College), Dalmacio Negro (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), Peter A. Lawler (Berry College), Catherine Zuckert (Carleton College), Francesco de Sanctis (Naples University), Hugh Brogan (University of Essex), Cushing Strout (Cornell University), Gisela Schlueter (Universitaet Hannover), Roger Boesche (Occidental College), Edward T. Gargan (University of Wisconsin), and James T. Schleifer (College of New Rochelle).
Categories: Political Science

The Supreme Court Review

The Supreme Court Review

Author: Philip B. Kurland

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4945690

Category: Constitutional law

Page:

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Categories: Constitutional law

Elites and the Idea of Equality

Elites and the Idea of Equality

Indeed , immigrants have clung tenaciously to the promise of equal opportunity and individual achievement enshrined in the American creed and through their accomplishments have further strengthened these ideas .

Author: Sidney Verba

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674246853

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

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What equality means in three modern democracies, both to leaders of important groups and to challengers of the status quo, is the subject of this wide-ranging canvass of perceptions and policy. It is based on extensive questionnaire data gathered from leaders in various segments of society in each countrybusiness, labor unions, farm organizations, political parties, the media-as well as from groups that are seeking greater equalityfeminists, black leaders in the United States, leaders of the Burakumin in Japan. The authors describe the extent to which the same meanings of equality exist, both within and across nations, and locate the areas of consensus and conflict over equality. No other book has compared data of this sort for these purposes. The authors address several major substantive and theoretical issues: the role of values in relation to egalitarian outcomes; the comparison of values and perceptions about equality in economics (income equality) and politics (equality of influence); and the difference among the nations in the ways political institutions affect the incorporation of new demands for equality into the policymaking process. They pay particular attention to how policy is set on issues of gender equality. This book will be controversial, for some see no room in the understanding of political economy for the analysis of values. It will be consulted by a general audience interested in politics and culture as well as by social scientists. Elites and the Idea of Equality is an informative sequel to Equality in America by Sidney Verba and Gary R. Orren (Harvard University Press), which considers similar topics in a national context.
Categories: Political Science

The American Ideal of Equality

The American Ideal of Equality

This text discusses equality and the development of the American civilization. The author explores how an ideal becomes a constitutional standard by focusing on constitutional change.

Author: Charles Redenius

Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y. : Kennikat Press

ISBN: 0804692823

Category: Law

Page: 166

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This text discusses equality and the development of the American civilization. The author explores how an ideal becomes a constitutional standard by focusing on constitutional change.
Categories: Law

The Idea of Equality in International Politics

The Idea of Equality in International Politics

He had resolved , therefore , to shoulder the primary burden for helping Britain and its allies even if it conflicted with Latin American ideas of equal concern for the hemisphere . In line with this approach , the United States ...

Author: Robert A. Klein

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015001679904

Category: Equality of states

Page: 264

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Categories: Equality of states

Singing for Equality

Singing for Equality

Hymns in the American Antislavery and Indian Rights Movements, 1640-1855 Cheryl C. Boots ... American social visionaries wedded these ideas of Christian equality to republican ideas about equality in American life.

Author: Cheryl C. Boots

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603360

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Before the American Civil War, men and women who imagined a multiracial American society (social visionaries) included Protestant sacred music in their speeches and writings. Music affirmed the humanity and equality of Indians, whites and blacks and validated blacks and Indians as Americans. In contrast to dominant voices of white racial privilege, social visionaries criticized republican hypocrisy and Christian hypocrisy. Many social visionaries wrote hymns, transcending racial lines and creating a sense of equality among singers and their audience. Singing and reading Protestant sacred music encouraged community formation that led to American human rights activism in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Categories: Music

A Manual of American Ideas

A Manual of American Ideas

IDEAS AM HOME A HAPPY 6 PETITION FOR THE LAW RIGHTS OF PE MERICAN : PROGRESS PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE .NO MONOPOLY . ... FREE SPEECH , FREE BALANCES AND LEGAL POLITICA LIBERTY IDEAS IDEAS EQUALITY SEMBLY , FREE ASSOCIATION BALLOT .

Author: Caspar Thomas Hopkins

Publisher: University of Michigan Library

ISBN: UOMDLP:aew4514:0001.001

Category: History

Page: 320

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Categories: History

Pluralism Justice and Equality

Pluralism  Justice  and Equality

The essays in this book by a group of leading political theorists assess and develop the central ideas of Michael Walzer's path-breaking Spheres of Justice.

Author: David Miller

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191520952

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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The essays in this book by a group of leading political theorists assess and develop the central ideas of Michael Walzer's path-breaking Spheres of Justice. Is social justice a radically plural notion, with its principles determined by the different social goods that men and women allocate to one another? Is it possible to prevent the unequal distribution of money and power from distorting the allocation of other goods? If different goods are distributed by different mechanisms, what (if any) kind of social equality is possible? Are there universal principles of justice which apply regardless of context? These and other related questions are pursued in depth by the contributors. The book concludes with an important new essay by Walzer in which he reflects on the positions taken in his original book in the light of the critical appraisals presented here.
Categories: Political Science

Equality Under the Constitution

Equality Under the Constitution

We have been engaged in a search for the meaning of equality under the Constitution. ... I examined the roots of this concept to rediscover what in fact we have always known: that the American idea of equality was not a notion about ...

Author: Judith A. Baer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501722745

Category: LAW

Page: 312

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The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents to ensure that each and every person enjoys equal respect and equal rights. Judith Baer maintains, however, that in fact American judicial decisions have consistently denied individuals the form of equality to which they are legally entitled—that the courts have interpreted constitutional guarantees of equal protection in ways that undermine the original intent of Congress. In Equality under the Constitution, Baer examines the background, scope, and purpose of the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment and the history of its interpretation by the courts. She traces the development of the idea of equality, drawing on the Bill of Rights, Congressional records, the Civil War amendments, and other sections of the Constitution. Baer discusses many of the significant equal-protection cases decided by the Supreme Court from the time of the amendment’s ratification, including decisions on reverse discrimination, age discrimination, the rights of the disabled, and gay rights. She concludes with a theory of equality more faithful to the history, language, and spirit of the Constitution.
Categories: LAW