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The Resource Beyond individualism, Michael J. Piore

Beyond individualism, Michael J. Piore

Label
Beyond individualism
Title
Beyond individualism
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Piore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Reagan and Bush years left us with a troublesome dilemma: how to balance our budget deficit against our social deficit. This book takes up the urgent question of how, in a time of budgetary stringency, we can meet the pent-up demand for spending on our nation's neglected poor, ill, and disadvantaged, old and young. Michael Piore's response is to develop a new social theory that balances individual preferences against the claims and responsibilities of the community. By explaining the role of groups in economic and social life, this theory makes sense of a host of perplexing social phenomena and policy issues, from equal employment opportunity to international competitiveness to the decline of organized labor, from multicultural education to health insurance to the underclass." "Piore traces our difficulties in addressing these issues to the limits of liberal social theory, particularly its sharp distinctions between individuality and community. He offers an alternative view of individuality as emerging through the discussions and debates conducted among a community's members. These discussions, Piore suggests, have turned inward, away from the borderlands where social groups and economic organizations meet - and therein lies the crux of some of the country's deepest political and economic problems. His book points beyond the liberal conception of politics as a negotiation among competing interests and of policymaking as technical decisionmaking. Instead, it prescribes a politics focused on the process of discussion and debate itself, a politics that enlarges the borderlands by broadening the range of people who talk to one another and the range of topics they address."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piore, Michael J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Individualism
  • Political participation
  • Social movements
  • United States
Label
Beyond individualism, Michael J. Piore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-210) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Social Deficit and the New Identity Groups.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Politics and Policy.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Economic Constraints and Social Demands.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Cognitive Approach to Economics.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • Interpretative Approach to Cognition.
  • p. 119
  • 6.
  • American Repertoire.
  • p. 140
  • 7.
  • Toward a Politics of Common Understanding.
  • p. 168
  • Notes.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 210
Control code
ocm31077466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9780674068971
Lccn
94034909
Label
Beyond individualism, Michael J. Piore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-210) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Social Deficit and the New Identity Groups.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Politics and Policy.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Economic Constraints and Social Demands.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Cognitive Approach to Economics.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • Interpretative Approach to Cognition.
  • p. 119
  • 6.
  • American Repertoire.
  • p. 140
  • 7.
  • Toward a Politics of Common Understanding.
  • p. 168
  • Notes.
  • p. 197
  • Index.
  • p. 210
Control code
ocm31077466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9780674068971
Lccn
94034909

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