After preparing to lead a quiet life as a teacher and scholar of political theory, William Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection of Galston's essays on politics, policy, and religion.
William A. Galston is director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, Saul I. Stern Professor of Civic Engagement at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and director of the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE). Galston is the author of five books and nearly one hundred articles in moral and political theory, American politics, and public policy.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Politics Chapter 3 Incomplete Victory: The Rise of the New Democrats Chapter 4 Strategic Challenges facing the Democratic Party Chapter 5 Two Postmortems: The 2004 Elections and the Future of the Democratic Party Chapter 6 The Art of Association in Free Societies: Alexis de Tocqueville and Liberal Democracy Part 7 Policy Chapter 8 The Perils of Preemptive War Chapter 9 Some Arguments for Universal Service Chapter 10 Ethics and Public Policy in a Pluralist Democracy: The Case of Human Embryo Research Chapter 11 Some Proposals to Help Parents: A Progressive Perspective Part 12 Religion Chapter 13 Conscience, Religious Accommodation, and Political Authority Chapter 14 Religion, Family, and Regime: The Case of Mormon Polygamy Chapter 15 Contending with Liberalism: Modern Catholic Social Thought Chapter 16 Traditional Judaism and American Citizenship Chapter 17 Jews, Muslims, and the Prospects for Pluralism