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Macedo, Stephen 1957-

Works: 56 works in 313 publications in 2 languages and 18,960 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: KF4550, 321.8
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Most widely held works by Stephen Macedo
Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved by F. B. M. de Waal( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'It's the animal in us', we often hear when we've been bad, But why not when we're good? 'Primates and Philosophers' tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality
Democracy at risk : how political choices undermine citizen participation and what we can do about it by Stephen Macedo( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Documents how recent trends in civic engagement have been shaped by political institutions and public policies and recommends ways to increase the amount, quality, and distribution of civic engagement, focusing on elections, the metropolis, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy"--Provided by publisher
The New Right v. the Constitution by Stephen Macedo( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the Reagan administration will be the conservative judges it has placed on the Supreme Court and other federal courts. In this provocative essay, Harvard political scientist Stephen Macedo warns that the New Right's "Jurisprudence of Orginal Intent" seems to put untrammeled majoritarianism in place of constitutionally guaranteed liberties. Macedo accuses the New Right of "moral skepticism in the service of majoritarianism" and proposed instead a principled judicial activisim that interprets the Constitution as a charter of liberties protecting individual fre
Diversity and distrust : civic education in a multicultural democracy by Stephen Macedo( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation What should the aims of education policy be in the United States and other culturally diverse democracies? Should the foremost aim be to allow the flourishing of social and religious diversity? Or is it more important to foster shared political values and civic virtues?Stephen Macedo believes that diversity should usually, but not always, be highly valued. We must remember, he insists, that many forms of social and religious diversity are at odds with basic commitments to liberty, equality, and civic flourishing. Liberalism has an important but neglected civic dimension, he argues, and liberal democrats must take care to promote not only well-ordered institutions but also well-ordered citizens. Macedo shows that this responsibility is incompatible with a neutral or hands-off stance toward diversity in general or toward the education of children in particular. Extending the ideas of John Rawls, he defends a "civic liberalism" that supports the legitimacy of reasonable efforts to inculcate shared political virtues while leaving many larger questions of meaning and value to private communities. Macedo's tough-minded liberal agenda for civic education offers a fundamental challenge to free market libertarians, the religious right, parental rights activists, postmodernists, and many of those who call themselves multiculturalists. This book will become an important resource in the debate about the reform of public education, and in the culture war over the future of liberalism
Liberal virtues : citizenship, virtue, and community in liberal constitutionalism by Stephen Macedo( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassessing the sixties : debating the political and cultural legacy by Stephen Macedo( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our political and personal lives continue to be lived in the broad wake of the 1960s. Basic conflicts came to the fore in that decade and continue to define our politics: more egalitarian race and gender relations; a new openness with respect to sexuality; greater concern for the environment; higher rates of divorce, drug abuse, and crime; and a greater willingness to challenge authority of all kinds. For some, America in the 1960s finally took seriously its founding
Striking first : preemption and prevention in international conflict by Michael W Doyle( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Striking First, Michael Doyle shows how the Bush Doctrine has consistently disregarded a vital distinction in international law between acts of preemption in the face of imminent threats and those of prevention in the face of the growing offensive capability of an enemy. Taking a close look at the Iraq war, the 1998 attack against al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, among other conflicts, he contends that international law must rely more completely on United Nations Charter procedures and develop better standards for dealing with serious threats. After explaining how the UN can again play an important role in enforcing international law and strengthening international guidelines for responding to threats, he describes the rare circumstances when unilateral action is indeed necessary. Based on the 2006 Tanner Lectures at Princeton University, Striking First includes responses by distinguished political theorists Richard Tuck and Jeffrey McMahan and international law scholar Harold Koh, yielding a lively debate that will redefine how - and for what reasons - tomorrow's wars are fought."--Jacket
Designing democratic institutions by Ian Shapiro( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the principles and practices of democracy continue to spread ever more widely, it is hard to imagine a corner of the globe into which they will not eventually penetrate. But the euphoria of democratic revolutions is typically short-lived, and usually followed by disgruntlement and even cynicism about the actual operation of democratic institutions. It is widely accepted that democracy is a good thing. However democrats have much work to do in improving the performance of democratic institutions. The essays in this volume focus on this difficult and vital challenge: how can we improve the de
Deliberative politics : essays on democracy and disagreement by Stephen Macedo( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of essays by notable political philosophers and legal scholars on the concept of "deliberative democracy". With this theory, moral issues like abortion or affirmative action can be discussed using an enriched process of deliberation that forces citizens to take into account the moral claims of others. In large part these essays form a response to and criticism of the highly influential book Democracy and Disagreement by Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson, published in 1996 by Harvard, which propelled this theory into the scholarly limelight and which has been the single most important locus of this recent discussion. The contributors are all well-known, including Daniel Bell, Russell Hardin, Cass Sunstein, Stanley Fish, and Normal Daniels. Gutmann and Thompson contribute a response to critics
Educating citizens : international perspectives on civic values and school choice( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal jurisdiction : national courts and the prosecution of serious crimes under international law( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child, family, and state( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emerged from a group of papers and commentaries presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy in September 1999, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Atlanta, Georgia"--Preface
Moral and political education by Stephen Macedo( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the proper aims of education in a liberal democracy? The essayists in this volume bring philosophical, political, and legal reflection to bear on the practical questions of how education should be changed for the 21st century
Foragers, farmers, and fossil fuels : how human values evolve by Ian Morris( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a successor work to Why the West Rules for Now, in which Morris once again advances an ambitious account of how certain 'brute material forces' limit and help determine the 'culture, values, and beliefs,' including the moral codes, that humans have adopted over the last 20,000 years. The present volume originated as Ian Morris's Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered at Princeton University in November of 2012"--Introduction
Just married : same-sex couples, monogamy & the future of marriage by Stephen Macedo( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage's future. Will same-sex marriage lead to more radical marriage reform? Should it? Antonin Scalia and many others on the right warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage toward polygamy, adult incest, and the dissolution of marriage as we know it. Equally, many academics, activists, and intellectuals on the left contend that there is no place for monogamous marriage as a special status defined by law. Just Married demonstrates that both sides are wrong: the same principles of democratic justice that demand marriage equality for same-sex couples also lend support to monogamous marriage. Stephen Macedo displays the groundlessness of arguments against same-sex marriage and defends marriage as a public institution against those who would eliminate its special status or supplant it with private arrangements. Arguing that monogamy reflects and cultivates our most basic democratic values, Macedo opposes the legal recognition of polygamy, but agrees with progressives that public policies should do more to support nontraditional caring and caregiving relationships. Throughout, Macedo explores the meaning of contemporary marriage and the reasons for its fragility and its enduring significance. His defense of reformed marriage against slippery slope alarmists on the right, and radical critics of marriage on the left, vindicates the justice and common sense of the emerging consensus. Casting new light on today's debates over the future of marriage, Just Married lays the groundwork for a stronger institution."--Dust jacket
Political exclusion and domination by American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contributors to this volume explore the concepts of exclusion and domination from a wide array of theoretical approaches - liberal and republican, feminist and pluralist. They address topics ranging from racial segregation to criminal sanctions, from the role of the political philosopher to the instruments of genocide. They disagree - sometimes mildly and sometimes profoundly - over how we should construe the forms of exclusion and domination that most command our attention. Ultimately, these authors shed important light on the meaning of justice and injustice in contemporary society."--Jacket
Secession and self-determination( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of constitutional democracy by Jeffrey Tulis( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional democracy is at once a flourishing idea filled with optimism and promise-and an enterprise fraught with limitations. Uncovering the reasons for this ambivalence, this book looks at the difficulties of constitutional democracy, and reexamines fundamental questions: What is constitutional democracy? When does it succeed or fail? Can constitutional democracies conduct war? Can they preserve their values and institutions while addressing new forms of global interdependence? The authors gathered here interrogate constitutional democracy's meaning in order to illuminate its future. The book examines key themes-the issues of constitutional failure, the problem of emergency power and whether constitutions should be suspended when emergencies arise; the dilemmas faced when constitutions-provide and restrict executive power during wartime; and whether constitutions can adapt to such globalization challenges as immigration, religious resurgence, and nuclear arms proliferation. --From publisher's description
Toleration on trial by Ingrid Creppell( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized political environment. The importance of individual attitudes and institutional/cultural arrangements is explored as a central axis in the meaning of toleration as a principle and practically in relation to demands for toleration of religious expression, gay rights, and the Islamic sources of toleration
American constitutional interpretation by Walter F Murphy( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Primates and philosophers : how morality evolved
Alternative Names
Macedo, Stephen J. 1957-

Macedo, Stephen Joseph 1957-

마새다, 사체분

마세도, 스티븐

마싸이둬, 쓰디펀

マシード, スティーヴン

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Spanish (1)

Democracy at risk : how political choices undermine citizen participation and what we can do about itDiversity and distrust : civic education in a multicultural democracyReassessing the sixties : debating the political and cultural legacyStriking first : preemption and prevention in international conflictDesigning democratic institutionsDeliberative politics : essays on democracy and disagreementEducating citizens : international perspectives on civic values and school choiceUniversal jurisdiction : national courts and the prosecution of serious crimes under international law