By Stephen K. White
Within the Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen, Stephen okay. White contends that Western democracies face novel demanding situations difficult our reexamination of the function of electorate. Such mirrored image includes our neither denying, within the identify of culture, the strength of what's new, nor imagining that we will be able to appropriately confront switch by way of easily rejecting the traditions of recent Western political idea. White bargains an incisive interpretation of our late-modern ethical-political situation and explains how a particular “ethos,” or spirit, of citizenship may possibly represent a part of an exemplary reaction. This ethos calls for transforming simple figures of the fashionable political mind's eye, together with our notion of the self, citizenship, and democratic politics. basically, White argues that the serious concentration long ago 3 many years on discovering common rules of justice for diversity-rich societies should be complemented through an exploration of what kind of ethos will be had to thoroughly maintain this type of ideas. He proposes that Western electorate undertake an ethos that's outlined by way of such virtues as (moral) attentiveness, self-restraint, and existential gratitude. obtainable, pithy, and erudite, The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen will attract a large audience.
Anti-utopian, pragmatic, and carefully idealistic, Stephen White outlines a repertoire of democratic practices for a global with no transcendent promises. Nuanced but available, distinctive but man made, The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen is a transparent assertion from a mature highbrow of a major and particular place: a signature ebook. (Bonnie Honig, writer of Democracy and the Foreigner)