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Cohen, Joshua 1951-

Works: 91 works in 399 publications in 3 languages and 19,318 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Compiler, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Joshua Cohen
Just marriage by Mary Lyndon Shanley( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member 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
A way out : America's ghettos and the legacy of racism by Owen M Fiss( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inner cities, writes Owen Fiss, are structures of subordination. The only way to end the poverty they transmit across generations is to help people move out of them - and into neighborhoods with higher employment rates and decent schools. Based on programs tried successfully in Chicago and elsewhere, Fiss's proposal is for a provocative national policy initiative that would give inner-city residents rent vouchers so they could move to better neighborhoods. This would end at last the informal segregation, by race and income, of our metropolitan regions. Given the government's role in creating and maintaining segregation, Fiss argues, justice demands no less than such sweeping federal action."--Jacket
Islam and the challenge of democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,499 WorldCat member 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
Can we put an end to sweatshops? by Archon Fung( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
What's wrong with a free lunch? by Philippe Van_Parijs( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposes a Universal Basic Income (UBI) policy, under which all adult members of society would be guaranteed a basic income
Is multiculturalism bad for women? by Susan Moller Okin( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together impressively varied voices who help to set the terms for discussing the relationship of feminism and multiculturalism. They show in no uncertain terms that feminists have something important to say to multiculturalists, and vice versa
For love of country : debating the limits of patriotism by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 925 WorldCat member 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
Whose vote counts? by Robert Richie( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are elections for sale? by David Donnelly( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors argue that only full public funding of campaigns can ensure democratic elections
Rousseau : a free community of equals by Joshua Cohen( )

19 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Can working families ever win?( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jody Heymann takes on the American belief that creating a better life for your children is simply a matter of working hard. She argues that poor parents don't have a fair chance. Because our nation fails to provide essential supports, it is virtually impossible for these individuals to succeed at work while caring well for their children. Because of the twin demands of work and family that poor parents face, the health and education of their children suffer. These kids often lack adequate preschool childcare or school-age care, which reduces their own potential to succeed." "Heymann shows how intergenerational poverty is perpetuated by outdated labor policies and suggests what must be done to help families. A wide range of thinkers respond."--Jacket
The place of tolerance in Islam by Khaled Abou El Fadl( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur'an, he claims, and even jihad, or so called holy war, has no basis in Qur'anic text or Muslim theology but instead grew out of social and political conflict." "Many of Abou El Fadl's respondents think differently. Some contend that his brand of Islam will only appeal to Westerners and students in "liberal divinity schools" and that serious religious dialogue in the Muslim world requires dramatic political reforms. Other respondents argue that theological debates are irrelevant and that our focus should be on Western sabotage of such reforms. Still others argue that calls for Islamic "tolerance" betray the Qur'anic injunction for Muslims to struggle against their oppressors."--Jacket
Will standards save public education? by Deborah Meier( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
On democracy by Joshua Cohen( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new inequality : creating solutions for poor America by Richard B Freeman( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harvard economist Richard B. Freeman argues that it is now time to stop analyzing the causes and consequences of inequality and concentrate on doing something about it. He also offers real solutions: Raise the income of the working class, reinvest in cities, and reenergize democratic institutions through the encouragement of local citizen organizations." "Responding essays by distinguished scholars and activists - James Tobin, Heidi Hartmann, Michael Piore, Frances Fox Piven, James Heckman, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., and Paul R. Krugman - heed and add depth to Freeman's call."--Jacket
Do Americans shop too much? by Juliet Schor( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliet Schor breaks a taboo by exposing Americans' shopping habits to moral society. Schor disapproves of unfettered private consumption, not only because we already use up so much, but also because overspending to bolster a sense of self does not lead to happiness. Along with her critique, Schor suggests intriguing ideas for making 'status' goods accessible for all - for example, imposing high taxes on expensive items to subsidize lines of affordable 'luxury' goods. A firestorm of responses follow from economist Robert Frank and others
Reflecting all of us : the case for proportional representation by Robert Richie( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Reflecting All of Us, Robert Richie and Steven Hill listen to what the silent are saying. They argue that we need a new way of electing our representatives to combat voter apathy and the leveling of political views. Such a system already exists in many parts of the world, including places in the U.S.: proportional representation. Leading activists respond in essays that illustrate what our country could look like if all qualified citizens became voters, and if they all felt their votes contributed to more than just the winning or losing tallies."--Jacket
Money and politics : financing our elections democratically by David Donnelly( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, politics, democracy : selected essays by Joshua Cohen( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 20 years, Joshua Cohen has explored the most controversial issues facing the American public. This volume draws on his work to develop an argument about what he calls 'democracy's public reason'
Beyond backyard environmentalism by Charles Sabel( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we think of environmental action, we draw upon images from the disaster of Love Canal or from A Civil Action - stories of lone activists fighting the government or some corporation against all odds. In their provocative essay, Sabel, Fung, and Karkkainen demonstrate that an effective alternative is emerging. Before environmental disasters occur, citizen groups are collaborating with experts, business leaders, and local and federal governments to figure out what is best for their own neighborhoods. These examples point to more than successful environmental action: they represent a model of grassroots democracy that can be applied to the needs of any community."--Jacket
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Just marriage
A way out : America's ghettos and the legacy of racismIslam and the challenge of democracyCan we put an end to sweatshops?What's wrong with a free lunch?Is multiculturalism bad for women?For love of country : debating the limits of patriotismWhose vote counts?Are elections for sale?
Alternative Names
Cohen, Josh

Cohen, Josh 1951-

Cohen, Josh 1951- Professor für Philosophie und Politologie

Cohen, Joshua

Cohen, Joshua Parsons 1951-

Joshua Cohen Amerikaans auteur

Joshua Cohen filósofo estadounidense

Joshua Cohen philosophe américain

Parsons Cohen, Joshua 1951-

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