Cohen, Joshua 1951-
Most widely held works about Joshua Cohen
Most widely held works by Joshua Cohen
Can we put an end to sweatshops by Archon Fung ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
"Knowing that information about the conditions of workers around the world can influence what consumers buy and what governments regulate, Dara O'Rourke, Archon Fung, and Charles Sabel argue that making such information widely available is the best way to improve conditions. Although watchdog agencies monitor workplaces and press corporations to raise labor standards, these agencies are not enough; only coordinated action by consumers, monitors, unions, and nongovernmental organizations will threaten profits and force those who own corporations to care about the lives of those who work for them. Activists, scholars, and officials of the International Labor Organization and the World Bank respond to this provocative and hopeful proposal."--BOOK JACKET.
Just marriage by Mary Lyndon Shanley ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
As the national debate intensifies over what marriage is and who may marry, Mary Lyndon Shanley argues that although the state should continue to play a role in regulating personal relations, the law must be fundamentally reformed if marriage is to become a more just institution.
Is multiculturalism bad for women by Susan Moller Okin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
Whose vote counts by Robert Richie ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Are elections for sale by David Donnelly ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
What's wrong with a free lunch ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Can working families ever win ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
The place of tolerance in Islam by Khaled Abou El Fadl ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Will standards save public education ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
"Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests. While others have criticized standards and what they measure. Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens - including teachers - from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities. As a result, young people can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, responsible adults and good citizens, the primary goal of public education in a democracy."--BOOK JACKET.
For love of country : debating the limits of patriotism by Martha Craven Nussbaum ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
For Love of Country is a rare forum - an exciting conversation among some of our most prominent intellectuals about where our basic loyalties should lie. At the center of this lively, accessible book of debate is Martha Nussbaum's passionate argument for "cosmopolitanism." With our connections to the rest of the world growing stronger, she argues, we should distrust conventional patriotism as a parochial ideal, and instead see ourselves first of all as "citizens of the world." Sixteen writers and thinkers respond to Nussbaum's piece in short, hard-hitting essays, acknowledging the power of her argument, but often defending patriotisms and other local commitments. We hear from an astonishing range of writers - philosophers and poets, literary scholars and historians. Nussbaum reaffirms the cosmopolitan ideal in a moving closing essay. This is a book for all citizens. Representing American philosophy at its most relevant and readable, For Love of Country will shape the way we think about some of our most urgent public issues and deepest human obligations.
On democracy by Joshua Cohen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Islam and the challenge of democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around the world. With few exceptions, however, this debate has proceeded in isolation from the vibrant traditions of argument within Islamic theology, philosophy, and law. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy aims to correct this deficiency. The book engages the reader in a rich discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam. The collection begins with a lead essay by Khaled Abou El Fadl, who argues that democracy, especially a constitutional democracy that protects basic individual rights, is the form of government best suited to promoting a set of social and political values central to Islam. Because Islam is about submission to God and about each individual's responsibility to serve as His agent on Earth, Abou El Fadl argues, there is no place for the subjugation to human authority demanded by authoritarian regimes. The lead essay is followed by eleven others from internationally respected specialists in democracy and religion. They address, challenge, and engage Abou El Fadl's work. The contributors include John Esposito, Muhammad Fadel, Noah Feldman, Nader Hashemi, Bernard Haykel, Muqtedar Khan, Saba Mahmood, David Novak, William Quandt, Kevin Reinhart, and Jeremy Waldron.
A way out : America's ghettos and the legacy of racism by Owen M Fiss ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
After decades of hand-wringing and well-intentioned efforts to improve inner cities, ghettos remain places of degrading poverty with few jobs, much crime, failing schools, and dilapidated housing. Stepping around fruitless arguments over whether or not ghettos are dysfunctional communities that exacerbate poverty, and beyond modest proposals to ameliorate their problems, one of America's leading experts on civil rights gives us a stunning but commonsensical solution: give residents the means to leave. Inner cities, writes Owen Fiss, are structures of subordination. The only way to end the pover.
The new inequality : creating solutions for poor America by Richard B Freeman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Do Americans shop too much ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Rules of the game : American politics and the Central America movement by Joshua Cohen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Beyond backyard environmentalism : Charles Sabel, Archon Fung, and Bradley Karkkainen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Inequity and intervention : the federal budget and Central America by Joshua Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Rousseau : a free community of equals by Joshua Cohen ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
"In famously beautiful and laconic prose, Jean-Jacques Rousseau presents us with a forceful picture of a democratic society, in which we live together as free and equal, and our politics focuses on the common good. In Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals Joshua Cohen explains how the values of freedom, equality, and community all work together as parts of the democratic ideal expressed in Rousseau's conception of the 'society of the general will'. The book also explains Rousseau's anti-Augustinian and anti-Hobbesian idea that we are naturally good, shows why Rousseau thinks it is reasonable for us to endorse that idea, and discusses how our natural goodness might make a free community of equals possible for us. Cohen examines in detail Rousseau's picture of the institutions of a democratic society: why he emphasized the importance of political participation, how he argued against extreme inequalities, and what led him to embrace a civil religion as necessary for the society of the general will. This book provides an analytical and critical appraisal of Rousseau's political thought that, while frank about its limits, also explains its enduring power."--BOOK JACKET.
Associations and democracy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Campaign funds Central America Consumer behavior Consumption (Economics) Cost and standard of living Culture conflict Democracy Democracy--Religious aspects--Islam Economic assistance, Domestic Economic policy Educational tests and measurements Education--Standards Elections Environmental policy Equality Feminism Income distribution Income maintenance programs Inner cities--Government policy Internationalism International relations Islam Islam and politics Islamic countries Islam--Relations Liberty of conscience (Islam) Marriage Marriage--Government policy Minority women--Social conditions Multiculturalism Occupational mobility Patriotism Political science Political science--Philosophy Poor Proportional representation Religious tolerance--Islam Representative government and representation Sex discrimination against women Social policy Social problems Sweatshops Sweatshops--Prevention United States Urban poor--Government policy Wages Wealth Welfare economics Working poor Working poor--Government policy
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