Beyond Progressivism

Author: Philippa Strum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 3038


Anyone with an interest in this icon of our law and public policy should not miss this excellent book. -- Washington Post Book World.

American Political Leaders

Author: Richard L. Wilson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108052

Category: Politicians

Page: 465

View: 4824


Presents profiles of major figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug through Woodrow Wilson, arranged alphabetically, by area of activity, and by year of birth.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 1030


Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

History of American Political Thought

Author: Bryan-Paul Frost,Jeffrey Sikkenga

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106242

Category: Political Science

Page: 834

View: 8630


This book is a collection of secondary essays on America's most important philosophic thinkers—statesmen, judges, writers, educators, and activists—from the colonial period to the present. Each essay is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of a noted American on the fundamental meaning of the American regime.

Constructing Corporate America

History, Politics, Culture

Author: Kenneth Lipartito,David B. Sicilia

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199251902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 4749


This collection of cutting-edge research reviews the evolution of the American corporation, the domination trends in the way it has been studied, and at the same time introduces some new perspectives on the historical trajectory of the business organization as a social institution.

William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic

Author: Trygve Throntveit

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137068620

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4003


Pragmatist philosopher William James has long been deemed a dubious guide to ethical reasoning. This book overturns such thinking, demonstrating the coherence of James's efforts to develop a flexible but rigorous framework for individuals and societies seeking freedom, meaning, and justice in a world of interdependence, uncertainty, and change.

American Progressives and German Social Reform, 1875-1920

Social Ethics, Moral Control, and the Regulatory State in a Transatlantic Context

Author: Axel R. Schäfer

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515074612

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 8580


This study recreates the intellectual climate and transatlantic setting of turn-of-the-century American reform. It examines the influence and meaning of German social thought and reform in the American Reform Movement prior to World War I. The American Progressives used the German theories in order to develop and establish new concepts of reform and to base democracy on principles other than possessive individualism, utilitarian ethics, and market ideology that liberalism held in stock. However, due to the war these reforms lost their radical character. In the end, the progressive quest for a broader sphere of public control, participatory models of reform, and social ethics yielded to the liberal model of regulation, business co-operation, and administrative efficiency, and to the moralistic agenda of prohibition and immigration control. "Axel R. Sch�fer's fine study of what American progressives learned from their German counterparts adds to the growing literature illuminating the cosmopolitan breadth and ideological daring of turn-of-the-century reform. [�] It is a testament to the argumentative force of this insightful work that it so clarifies and deepens the vital debate over the progressive legacy in our new Gilded Age." The Journal of American History "Sch�fer did not intend to offer an exhaustive treatment; instead, he wished to show that part of progressive thought was not merely home grown, ,a relection of narrow, moralistic Protestantism� (220), but had some German roots, too. This he did well, and readers may mine his chapters for other insights�" German Studies Review "Axel R. Sch�fers kenntnisreiche, methodisch reflektierte und quellenges�ttigte Untersuchung legt die bis vor kurzem nur wenig beachteten transatlantischen Bezuege der ,progressiven Bewegung� an der Wende vom 19. zum 20. Jahrhundert frei und bettet dieses, als ,sehr amerikanisch� geltende Reformph�nomen st�rker in seinen weltlichen Gesamtzusammenhang ein. Sch�fer wird daher nicht nur von Amerikaspezialisten mit Gewinn gelesen werden, sondern auch von Historikern, die sich mit interkulturellen Austauschprozessen besch�ftigen." Das Historisch-Politische Buch "Selten jedenfalls ist die Krise des Progressivism im Ersten Weltkrieg so klar analysiert worden wie hier�" Historische Zeitschrift "Anachronismen vermeidend und mit gro�er F�higkeit zur Empathie zeichnet Sch�fer die Motive und Vorstellungswelten der Akteure nach, ohne sie von vornherein zu verurteilen. Auf diese Weise gelingt ihm eine sehr differenzierte Darstellung�" Neue Politische Literatur.