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a ‘culture of dependence’. Excessive individualism was also perceived as a potential threat to individual autonomy. 7 In order to tackle such social ills, prescriptive communitarians developed a blueprint, the aim of which was the promotion of individual responsibility. 8 For instance, Amitai Etzioni proposed ‘a moratorium on the minting of most, if not all, new rights; re

in The Third Way and beyond
Meanings, Limits, Manifestations
Patrick Hayden and Kate Schick

untenable dualism between private and public autonomy. In essence, Taylor's attempt to ‘correct’ liberal proceduralism by mapping collective rights intended to protect the substantial values of cultural groups onto the formal rights of individual citizens implies the splitting of autonomy into two separate yet somehow internally linked spheres. In the end, Habermas argues, the double-edged aspect of

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis, and Kostas Ifantis

-operative federalism’ of the German political system, find it equally difficult to reconcile two apparently mutually exclusive principles: the preservation of high levels of segmental autonomy within a nascent, yet politically and constitutionally uncrystallised, system of mutual governance. That is, to capture the dynamics of two complementary objectives: strengthening the political viability of separate constitutional orders through the institutionalisation of joint sovereignty and with it the practice of political co-determination. The intellectual problem associated with such an

in Theory and reform in the European Union
Paul Cammack

touch with the times, anxious to surrender their personal autonomy and unthinking about the consequences of the lifestyles they adopt. Through this device Giddens avoids the central issues: if capitalism continues to be economically inefficient, socially divisive and unable to reproduce itself in the long term, then the Marxist critique is a relevant as ever. If the project of

in The Third Way and beyond
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M. Anne Brown

federal arrangement – as one mechanism for managing questions of regional diversity and local autonomy – emerging in the archipelago (Reeve 1996: 151). Survival of and resistance to Dutch colonisers and Japanese invaders, and the final fight for independence against the Dutch forces, became the basis of a powerful legacy and symbolism of respect, even reverence, for the Indonesian nation and nationalism. Mirroring this reverence, however, and growing from the same roots, was a deep unease about the fragility of the Indonesian State and the loyalty of the outer islands

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
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Ian Carter

’s paradox of positive freedom would seem to have been avoided. It remains to be seen, however, just what a state can do, in practice, to promote positive freedom in Christman’s sense without encroaching on any individual’s sphere of negative freedom. An education system that cultivates personal autonomy may prove an important exception, but even here it might be objected that the right to negative liberty includes the right to

in Political concepts
New polity dynamics
Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis, and Kostas Ifantis

successful framework tends to divert attention and resources away from the idea of linking defence with the Union. The fact that NATO exists and works cannot be underestimated. Second, states tend jealously to guard their autonomy over public policy unless compelling reasons exist for them to turn to integration as a solution. Even in areas where the Union nominally enjoys a great deal of influence over policy, the member states have been anxious to preserve their freedom of manoeuvre. This is all the more true for defence and security. Moreover, the absence of a direct

in Theory and reform in the European Union
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Recognition, Vulnerability and the International
Kate Schick

. Nussbaum's call for Socratic examination promotes the interrogation of beliefs, prioritizing rational argument and rational autonomy. The cultivation of global citizenship encourages the accumulation of knowledge of other cultures, languages and histories, knowledge wielded for the purpose of expanding the ‘community of reason’ (Nussbaum 1997 : 63). And narrative imagination

in Recognition and Global Politics
Dominant approaches
M. Anne Brown

models of the state as much as they make claims regarding the integrity and autonomy of individuals. And questions of rights in international relations quickly become matters of whether or not and how to ensure that key elements of this configuration of state and individual – and, to a shifting extent, this model of the state – pertain in all states. This discussion points to the aridity of the ways for conceptualising ethical concerns in international life made available by the dominant accounts, which remain significantly characterised by the see-sawing polarity of

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
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Richard Bellamy

ascribed status justifying seeing some as the natural servants of others, that individuals should be treated as moral equals, able to act as responsible and autonomous agents free from the domination of others. However, different versions of the rule of law cash out this linkage between equality and autonomy in different ways. One version, surveyed in section 2, argues that the key lies in the law having a certain form: namely in being

in Political concepts