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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/1185110...
Additional Information: © 1994 Political Studies Association
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 11:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/5662/

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