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The Resource Friendship reconsidered : what it means and how it matters to politics, P.E. Digeser

Friendship reconsidered : what it means and how it matters to politics, P.E. Digeser

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Friendship reconsidered : what it means and how it matters to politics
Title
Friendship reconsidered
Title remainder
what it means and how it matters to politics
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P.E. Digeser
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Language
eng
Summary
In the history of Western thought, friendship's relationship to politics is checkered. Friendship was seen as key to understanding political life in the ancient world, but it was then ignored for centuries. Today, friendship has again become a desirable framework for political interaction. In Friendship Reconsidered, P. E. Digeser contends that our rich and varied practices of friendship multiply and moderate connections to politics. Along the way, she sets forth a series of ideals that appreciates friendship's many forms and its dynamic relationship to individuality, citizenship, political and legal institutions, and international relations. Digeser argues that, as a set of practices bearing a family resemblance to one another, friendship calls our attention to the importance of norms of friendly action and the mutual recognition of motive. Focusing on these attributes clarifies the place of self-interest and duty in friendship and points to its compatibility with the pursuit of individuality. She shows how friendship can provide islands of stability in a sea of citizen-strangers and, in a delegitimized political environment, a bridge between differences. She also explores how political and legal institutions can both undermine and promote friendship. Digeser then looks to the positive potential of international friendships, in which states mutually strive to protect the just character of one another's institutions and policies. Friendship's repertoire of motives and manifestations complicates its relationship to politics, Digeser concludes, but it can help us realize the limits and possibilities for generating new opportunities for cooperation. --
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Digeser, Peter
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non fiction
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  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
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Friendship reconsidered : what it means and how it matters to politics, P.E. Digeser
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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txt
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Contents
Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1 1. Friendship as a Family of Practices. 2. Motivations, Actions, and the Value of Friendship. 3. Self-Interest, Duty, and Friendship. 4. Friendship and Individuality. Part 2 5. Civic Friendship. 6. Friendship During Dark Times. 7. Institutions for and Against Friendship. Part 3 8. Friendship and Friend in an International Context. 9. nternational Friendships of Character. 10. The Politics of International Friendships. Notes. Bibliography. Index
Control code
ocn945585949
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780231174343
Lccn
2016002185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945585949
Label
Friendship reconsidered : what it means and how it matters to politics, P.E. Digeser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1 1. Friendship as a Family of Practices. 2. Motivations, Actions, and the Value of Friendship. 3. Self-Interest, Duty, and Friendship. 4. Friendship and Individuality. Part 2 5. Civic Friendship. 6. Friendship During Dark Times. 7. Institutions for and Against Friendship. Part 3 8. Friendship and Friend in an International Context. 9. nternational Friendships of Character. 10. The Politics of International Friendships. Notes. Bibliography. Index
Control code
ocn945585949
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780231174343
Lccn
2016002185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945585949

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