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Blind alleys: communitarianism

Lacey, Nicola and Frazer, Elizabeth (1994) Blind alleys: communitarianism. Politics, 14 (2). pp. 75-81. ISSN 0263-3957

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-9256.1994.tb00120.x


This article presents 'Communitarianism' in political theory as a 'Blind Alley'. This is on the grounds that it is difficult to find a political theorist who is willing to be called a communitarian, because the literature lacks any well delineated concept of community, and because a number of awkward theoretical questions, notably about power, arise which are not clearly addressed within the literature. Furthermore, communitarianism has been a blind alley for feminists. Although feminism and so-called communitarianism share an opposition to some other varieties of social and political theory, the apparent affinities between feminism and communitarianism mask significant differences.

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Additional Information: © 1994 Political Studies Association
Divisions: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 11:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 12:15

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