Order, Freedom, and the Polity: Critical Essays on the Open Society

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University Press of America, Apr 1, 1986 - History - 184 pages
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A series of essays which critically examine the concept of the open society as 'the crowning achievement of Western civilization.' Analyzes the open society theory from a variety of perspectives but some go well beyond the question of adequacy to answer the critics and foes of liberal democracy. These essays do not simply extol the virtues of the open society, but each points to serious concerns or shortcomings in the open society doctrine. The contributors warn that liberal democracies need firmer moral and intellectual foundations than the open society is capable of providing. Co-published with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

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Contents

Reevaluating the Open Society
19
What Price an Open Society? 5
51
Democracy and the Open Society
113
Copyright

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Dr. Carey is Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is the author and editor of several works including "In Defense of the Constitution," "Freedom and Virtue," and "A Student's Guide to American Political Thought," Dr. Carey is also editor of "The Political Science Reviewer," an annual review of leading works in political science and related disciplines. In 2003, he was awarded the ISI Regnery Award for Distinguished Institutional Service.