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Covenant and civil society : the constitutional matrix of modern democracy / Daniel J. Elazar.

By: Elazar, Daniel Judah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Elazar, Daniel Judah. Covenant tradition in politics: v. 4.Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction, c1998Description: x, 404 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1560003111 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Civil society -- History | Covenants -- Political aspects -- History | Democracy -- History
Contents:
pt. 1. Covenant : from commonwealth to civil society. Prologue : toward a civil constitutionalism -- Covenant and the new political science -- Britain : from whiggism to liberalism -- From Tocqueville to personalism : covenant and its displacement in post-Revolutionary European thought -- Four twentieth-century federalist thinkers : William James ; Martin Buber ; Reinhold Niebuhr ; Mordecai M. Kaplan -- pt. 2. Covenant and the age of state-building. Europe : modern nationalism and the covenant tradition -- The covenant motif in modern revolutions -- Revolutions : cooperative, collectivist, and coercive -- Swiss exceptionalism : communal and liberal democracy -- pt. 3. Covenant and constitutionalism. Constitutionalism : the modern expression of the covenantal tradition -- The three dimensions of the Constitution -- The covenant tradition and rights -- pt. 4. Present and future. The decline and possible revival of covenant in our times -- Toward a world covenantal network -- Covenant, republicanism, and democracy -- Where does this bring us? : Excursus 1. The language of covenant -- Excursus 2. The Biblical covenant as the foundation of justice, obligations and rights.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. Covenant : from commonwealth to civil society. Prologue : toward a civil constitutionalism -- Covenant and the new political science -- Britain : from whiggism to liberalism -- From Tocqueville to personalism : covenant and its displacement in post-Revolutionary European thought -- Four twentieth-century federalist thinkers : William James ; Martin Buber ; Reinhold Niebuhr ; Mordecai M. Kaplan -- pt. 2. Covenant and the age of state-building. Europe : modern nationalism and the covenant tradition -- The covenant motif in modern revolutions -- Revolutions : cooperative, collectivist, and coercive -- Swiss exceptionalism : communal and liberal democracy -- pt. 3. Covenant and constitutionalism. Constitutionalism : the modern expression of the covenantal tradition -- The three dimensions of the Constitution -- The covenant tradition and rights -- pt. 4. Present and future. The decline and possible revival of covenant in our times -- Toward a world covenantal network -- Covenant, republicanism, and democracy -- Where does this bring us? : Excursus 1. The language of covenant -- Excursus 2. The Biblical covenant as the foundation of justice, obligations and rights.

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