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Etzioni, Amitai

Works: 517 works in 2,117 publications in 7 languages and 55,943 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Contributor, Compiler, Other, htt, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, wpr, Dedicatee, Speaker
Classifications: HM131, 301.4
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Security first : for a muscular, moral foreign policy by Amitai Etzioni( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,324 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
How patriotic is the Patriot Act? : freedom versus security in the age of terrorism by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,050 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?"--Résumé de l'éditeur
A comparative analysis of complex organizations : on power, involvement, and their correlates by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

110 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are what we celebrate : understanding holidays and rituals by Amitai Etzioni( )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,888 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
Modern organizations by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

45 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes the concept of modern organizations with special reference to its role in the development, functioning, and change of larger social systems
The moral dimension : toward a new economics by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,495 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,486 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 )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,405 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
Social change : sources, patterns, and consequences by Eva Etzioni-Halevy( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The active society: a theory of societal and political processes by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,391 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
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 1,338 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( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a new consensus on rights and responsibilities
New communitarian thinking : persons, virtues, institutions, and communities by Amitai Etzioni( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,329 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
A sociological reader on complex organizations by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

57 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetic fix by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avoiding war with China : two nations, one world by Amitai Etzioni( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are the United States and China on a collision course? In response to remarks made by Donald Trump's secretary of state, China's state-run newspaper Global Times asserted, "Unless Washington plans to wage a large-scale war in the South China Sea, any other approaches to prevent Chinese access to the [disputed] islands will be foolish." Some experts contend that conflict is inevitable when an established power does not make sufficient room for a rising power. In this timely new work, renowned professor of international relations Amitai Etzioni explains why this would be disastrous and points to the ways the two nations can avoid war. The United States is already preparing for a war with China, Etzioni reveals. However, major differences of opinion exist among experts on the extent of military commitment required, and no plan has been formally reviewed by either Congress or the White House, nor has any been subjected to a public debate. Etzioni seeks here to provide a context for this long overdue discussion and to explore the most urgent questions: How aggressive is China? How powerful is it? Does it seek merely regional influence, or regional dominance, or to replace the United States as the global superpower? The most effective means of avoiding war, several experts argue, requires integrating China into the prevailing rule-based, liberal, international order. Etzioni spells out how this might be achieved and considers what can be done to improve the odds such an integration will take place. Others call for containing or balancing China, and Etzioni examines the risk posed by our alliances with various countries in the region, particularly India and Pakistan. With insight and clarity Etzioni presents our best strategy to reduce tension between the two powers, mapping out how the United States can accommodate China's regional rise without undermining its core interests, its allies, and the international order." --
Capital corruption : the new attack on American democracy by Amitai Etzioni( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voluntary simplicity : responding to consumer culture by Daniel Doherty( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Voluntary Simplicity' is a response to the consumer culture & an alternative to it, combining the freedom of modernity with certain comforts & virtues from the past. This volume brings together a number of thinkers who examine the what, why & how of voluntary simplicity
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 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political unification revisited : on building supranational communities by Amitai Etzioni( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How patriotic is the Patriot Act? : freedom versus security in the age of terrorism
How patriotic is the Patriot Act? : freedom versus security in the age of terrorismA comparative analysis of complex organizations : on power, involvement, and their correlatesWe are what we celebrate : understanding holidays and ritualsThe 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 societyNew common ground : a new America, a new world
Alternative Names
Amitai Etzioni Amerikaans socioloog

Amitai Etzioni estatubatuar soziologoa

Amitai Etzioni sociologue américain

Amitai Etzioni US-amerikanischer Soziologe

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Etzioni, Amitai W.

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Etzioni, Amitai Werner

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Falk, Werner

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