The New American Social Compact: Rights and Responsibilities in the Twenty-first Century

The New American Social Compact: Rights and Responsibilities in the Twenty-first Century

By: Jane A. Grant (author)Paperback

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Jane Grant's book explores the need to redefine the social compact in twenty-first century America. It proposes a new compact that would honor the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in America, and would integrate these rights within a new civic procedural ethos, clarifying our obligations to each other, future generations, other nations, and other species.

About Author

Jane Grant is associate professor in the Division of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.


Part 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 The American Social Compact: Past, Present, and Future Considerations Chapter 3 Components of the Compact: Social Security, Health Care, and the Meaning of Social Rights Chapter 4 Lesbian and Gay Equality: The Quest for Civil, Political, and Social Rights Chapter 5 A Sustainable Environment and Responsible Economy: Obligations to Other Persons, Future Generations, Other Nations, and Other Species Chapter 6 Co-operation and Global Security: Frameworks and Responsibilities in an Interconnected World Chapter 7 The New American Social Compact: The Role of Democratic Deliberation, Social and Political Movements, and Ethical and Accountable Leaders

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739119761
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9780739119761
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 0739119761

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