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Etzioni, Amitai

Works: 465 works in 1,951 publications in 8 languages and 54,132 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies  Personal narratives  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Compiler, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Honoree, wpr, Dedicatee, htt, Speaker
Classifications: HM131, 301.4
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Security first : for a muscular, moral foreign policy by Amitai Etzioni( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rarely have more profound changes in American foreign policy been called for than today," begins Amitai Etzioni in the preface to this book. Yet Etzioni's concern is not to lay blame for past mistakes but to address the future: What can now be done to improve U.S. relations with the rest of the world? What should American policies be toward recently liberated countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, or rogue states like North Korea and Iran? When should the United States undertake humanitarian intervention abroad? What must be done to protect America from nuclear terrorism? The author asserts that providing basic security must be the first priority in all foreign policy considerations, even ahead of efforts to democratize. He sets out essential guidelines for a foreign policy that makes sense in the real world, builds on moral principles, and creates the possibility of establishing positive relationships with Muslim nations and all others. Etzioni has considered the issues deeply and for many years. His conclusions fall into no neat categories -- either "liberal" nor "conservative"--For he is guided not by ideology but by empirical evidence and moral deliberation. His proposal rings with the sound of reason, and this important book belongs on the reading list of every concerned leader, policy maker, and voter in America. -- Publisher's Description
A comparative analysis of complex organizations : on power, involvement, and their correlates by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

108 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How patriotic is the Patriot Act? : freedom versus security in the age of terrorism by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How Patriotic is the Patriot Act? provides a comprehensive examination of many of the individual measures contained in the Patriot Act. Etzioni holds these measures to the standard set forth in the 4[superscript th] Amendment prohibiting unreasonable search and seizures and assesses how reasonable the provisions set forth in the Patriot Act are in a post 9/11 world." "How Patriotic is the Patriot Act? is an essential guide for citizens seeking answers to one of the most pressing questions of the 21[superscript st] century: how do we balance our security and freedom in an age of terrorism?"--Jacket
We are what we celebrate : understanding holidays and rituals by Amitai Etzioni( )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni, one of the most influential social and political thinkers of our time, this collection provides a compelling overview of the impact that holidays and rituals have on our family and communal life. From community solidarity to ethnic relations to religious traditions, We Are What We Celebrate argues that holidays such as Halloween, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day play an important role in reinforcing, and sometimes redefining, our values as a society. The collection brings together classic and original essays that, for the first time, offer a comprehensive overview and analysis of the important role such celebrations play in maintaining a moral order as well as in cementing family bonds, building community relations and creating national identity. The essays cover such topics as the creation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday; the importance of holidays for children; the mainstreaming of Kwanzaa; and the controversy over Columbus Day celebrations. Compelling and often surprising, this look at holidays and rituals brings new meaning to not just the ways we celebrate but to what those celebrations tell us about ourselves and our communities. --Publisher
New communitarian thinking : persons, virtues, institutions, and communities( )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communitarian thought is at the heart of a fierce debate in political theory about the justice, efficacy and the future of liberalism and liberal societies. These essays bring communitarian thinking to bear on such contentious issues as abortion, homosexuality, free speech and personal autonomy
Modern organizations by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality and happiness: the organizational dilemma; The organization goal: master or servant?; The classical approach; From human relations to the structuralists; Bureaucracies: structure and legitimation; Organizational control and leadership; Organizational control and other correlates; Administrative and professional authority; Modern orgazation and the client; Organization and the social environment
The moral dimension : toward a new economics by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condemning a society guided solely by economic self-interest, the author argues for the establishment of "socioeconomics," a system that would utilize broader moral and social concerns to regulate economic behavior
The limits of privacy by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Limits of Privacy provides citizens, policy-makers and legislators with four concise criteria with which to determine when the right of privacy should be preserved and when that right should be curbed for the public good. Combining social science, ethics and the law in drawing his conclusions, Etzioni closes his provocative book with an outline for a new legal doctrine of privacy. Regardless of the privacy issue we explore - whether that of our President or of our neighbor, of our medical records or of our e-mail - Etzioni's novel approach is sure to prove helpful."--Jacket
The spirit of community : rights, responsibilities, and the communitarian agenda by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America needs to move from me to we. In The Spirit of Community, renowned professor and former White House Fellow Amitai Etzioni, the founder of the Communitarian movement, lays out a blueprint for how in the 1990s Americans can move forward'together. The Spirit of Community calls for a reawakening of our allegiance to the shared values and institutions that sustain us'from our marriages and families to our schools and our neighborhoods, and extending to our nation itself. In proposing a new balance between our rights as individuals and our social responsibilities, this controversial, groundbreaking book articulates the emerging social attitudes of the nineties. We have many rights as individuals, Etzioni declares, but we have responsibilities to our communities, too. The right to be tried before a jury of our peers, for instance, is connected to our willingness to serve on one. We as a nation have in recent years forgotten such basic truths of our democratic social contract. And what we need now is a revival of the idea that small sacrifices by individuals can create large benefits for all of us. We must have the moral responsibility to respect our families and fight to preserve them, to value our children and their futures, and to be willing to espouse and teach commonly held moral values. Etzioni faces the tough issues that arise when the rights of individuals are weighed against those of the community, from free speech versus restrictions on hate speech to the right of police to conduct random checks of motorists' sobriety, from drug and HIV testing to mandatory national service. A movement that has already attracted the attention of policymakers as varied as Al Gore, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Jack Kemp, and Henry Cisneros, Communitarianism provides a call to action and a perceptive analysis of American politics and society today. And The Spirit of Community is vital reading for any American who is engaged with the future of the country in the next decade
The active society: a theory of societal and political processes by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

49 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a society to achieve mastery of post-modern technology it must mobilize its members to work toward an active society, gain self-control, and realize more fully its values. ... [The author] depicts an active society as one that is responsive to its changing memberhip and engaged in intensive and perpetual self-transformation. In presenting his theory, the author combines political and sociological anallytic perspectives with an historical approach. From these viewpoints he offers postulates and hypotheses which serve as the basis for a theoretical framework within which additional propositions can be formulated and data codified."--Front jacket flap
Social change: sources, patterns, and consequences by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new golden rule : community and morality in a democratic society by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

38 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amitai Etzioni has devoted a lifetime of study to the question of what makes a good society, and his work as the founder of the communitarian movement attests to his influence in moving the public debate away from a preoccupation with rights to a balance between individual rights and social responsibilities. In this landmark new book, he invites us to examine how a communitarian society should operate in practice and what values we must bring to our social interactions if we are to achieve stronger and more enduring community ties. The New Golden Rule takes its title from the familiar adage to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." But when taken to a society-wide level, the Golden Rule's admonition expands, taking the formulation "respect and uphold society's moral order as you would have society respect and uphold your autonomy to live a full life." The problem facing society today is that many of us are wary of morality and order while others are suspicious of liberty - which in their mind is equated with permissiveness. In an analysis that powerfully cuts this Gordian knot, Etzioni lays out how we can and must have both order and autonomy if we are to create an environment in which individuals and neighborhoods can thrive. Recognizing that excessive morality and excessive liberty are each a dire threat to the health of a society, Etzioni shows that we have overreacted in recent years by assuming that there must also be a tradeoff between morality and freedom. That need not be the case, he argues, because when order is largely based on moral commitments rather than on the law, and autonomy is regarded as a place in a social space, these two social virtues can reinforce each other. Using this framework, Etzioni studies the implications for the future of community in America and explores the policy implications for governments, community groups, and families
New common ground : a new America, a new world by Amitai Etzioni( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a new consensus on rights and responsibilities
A sociological reader on complex organizations by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

56 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetic fix by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital corruption : the new attack on American democracy by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An immodest agenda : rebuilding America before the twenty-first century by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monochrome society by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amitai Etzioni is one of the most influential social and political thinkers of our day, a man synonymous with the ideas of communitarianism. In this book, Etzioni challenges those who argue that diversity or multiculturalism is about to become the governing American creed. On the surface, America may seem like a fractured mosaic, but the country is in reality far more socially monochromatic and united than most observers have claimed."--Jacket
Repentance : a comparative perspective( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from a variety of religious and civic perspectives, the renowned contributors to this book-from the fields of theology, philosophy, and the social sciences-offer a broad understanding of repentance and its many applications. The essays question the legitimacy of repentance as a religious concept for the civic culture, exploring the way in which the religious origins of repentance might both illuminate and facilitate our civic usage of the idea
Voluntary simplicity : responding to consumer culture by Daniel Doherty( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past fifty years, the standard of living in most industrialized nations has risen dramatically, but the number of people describing themselves as content has remained steady or fallen. The result has been a growing desire to regain some of the virtues of simpler times, whether by forgoing luxuries, switching careers, or returning to nature. These essays reflect on the different facets of 'voluntary simplicity' and consumer culture, providing an historic view of the movement as well as a social-scientific analysis of its causes and effects
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How patriotic is the Patriot Act? : freedom versus security in the age of terrorism
A comparative analysis of complex organizations : on power, involvement, and their correlatesHow patriotic is the Patriot Act? : freedom versus security in the age of terrorismWe are what we celebrate : understanding holidays and ritualsNew communitarian thinking : persons, virtues, institutions, and communitiesThe moral dimension : toward a new economicsThe limits of privacyThe spirit of community : rights, responsibilities, and the communitarian agendaThe new golden rule : community and morality in a democratic society
Alternative Names
Amitai Etzioni Amerikaans socioloog

Amitai Etzioni estatubatuar soziologoa

Amitai Etzioni sociologue américain

Amitai Etzioni US-amerikanischer Soziologe

ʿEṣywniy ʾAmitay 1929-....

Etcioni, Amitai

ʻEtsyoni, Amitai

Etsyoni, Amitai 1929-

Etzioni, A.

Etzioni, Amitai W.

Etzioni, Amitai W. 1929-

Etzioni, Amitai Werner

Etzyoni, Amitai.

Etzyoni, Amitai 1929-

Falk, Werner

Falk, Werner 1929-

Этциони Амитаи

Этциони, Амитаи, 1929-

אמיתי עציוני

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עציוני, אמתי

עציוני אמתי 1929-....

أميتاي إتزيوني

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