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Moral responsibility and the boundaries of community : power and accountability from a pragmatic point of view /

by Smiley, Marion.

Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 1992Description: x, 286 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-284) and index.Summary: The question of responsibility plays a critical role not only in our attempts to resolve social and political problems, but in our very conceptions of what those problems are. Who, for example, is to blame for apartheid in South Africa? Is the South African government responsible? What about multinational corporations that do business there? Will uncovering the "true facts of the matter" lead us to the right answer? In an argument both compelling and provocative, Marion Smiley demonstrates how attributions of blame--far from being based on an objective process of factual discovery--are instead judgments that we ourselves make on the basis of our own political and social points of view. She argues that our conception of responsibility is a singularly modern one that locates the source of blameworthiness in an individual's free will. After exploring the flaws inherent in this conception, she shows how our judgments of blame evolve out of our configuration of social roles, our conception of communal boundaries, and the distribution of power upon which both are based. The great strength of Smiley's study lies in the way in which it brings together both rigorous philosophical analysis and an appreciation of the dynamics of social and political practice. By developing a pragmatic conception of moral responsibility, this work illustrates both how moral philosophy can enhance our understanding of social and political practices and why reflection on these practices is necessary to the reconstruction of our moral concepts. ; Contents: 1. Introduction -- The Political Context of Moral Responsibility -- Beyond Free Will and Determinism -- Philosophical Pragmatism and Social Practice -- Part One -- 2. Communal Blame and the Classical Worldview -- Why We Cannot All Be Kantians -- Aristotle on the Conditions of Voluntariness -- The Responsibility of Children -- Blameworthiness, Communal Standards, and the Primacy of Moral Luck -- Volitional Excuses and the Criteria of Blameworthiness -- 3. Transcendental Authority and the Damnation of Christian Sinners -- Transcendental Authority Threatened -- From Communal Accountability to Moral Sin -- Religious Ascription vs. Scientific Discovery -- 4. Internalized Transcendence and the Modern Moral Conscience -- Moral Guilt and the Internalization of Social Blame -- The Burdens of Free Will -- Determinism, Moral Luck, and Insufficient Control -- Part Two -- 5. Moral Responsibility and the Prevention of Harm -- Shared Starting Points -- A Radical Extension of Moral Responsibility -- Traditional Constraints and the Deflation of Radical Theory -- The Subjectification of Social Blame -- 6. Social Expectations, Role Playing, and the Primacy of Moral Agency -- A Deontological View of Moral Agency -- Moral Agency and Social Norms -- Social Norms, Role Playing, and the Collapse of a Conservative Perspective -- 7. Moral Agency and the Distribution of Organizational Blame -- Moral Blame and Democratic Accountability -- Organizational Excuses -- Moral Tasks and the Distribution of Power -- Part Three -- 8. Actions, Consequences, and the Boundaries of Community -- Alternative Approaches -- The Practice of Moral Responsibility -- Casual Responsibility and Practical Control -- Interests, Expectations, and Social Roles -- Casual Responsibility and the Boundaries of Community -- Shifting Boundaries -- The Problem of Omissions -- When Do We Become Killers? -- 9. Private Blame and Public Accountability -- Moral Responsibility, Causation, and Blameworthiness -- Volitional Excuses and the Question of Fairness -- Do We Really Need to Talk about Free Will? -- Social Blame and the Regulation of Communal Standards -- Blaming, Interests, and the Maintenance of Power -- From Public Accountability to Moral Blameworthiness and Back -- 10. Conclusion: Morality and Power -- Bibliography -- Index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1). /

Publisher: 12/20/2006 12:00:00 2006Online Access: Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 12/20/2006 12:00:00 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Country comparisons using graphs, maps. Huge database of world statistics. Reference site contains country statistics, maps, flags, graphs and pie charts.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Networks, innovation and public policy : politicians, bureaucrats and the pathways to change inside government /

by Considine, Mark.

Publisher: New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan 2009Description: xvi, 231 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Drawing on a major quantitative and qualitative study, involving almost 800 actors and their networks, this book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. Combining public policy with social network analysis, the authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation. It shows conclusively that networks matter more than any other single attribute, shaping local cultures in governments and marking out differences in the way politicians and bureaucrats address innovation inside government."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Not so New Labour: a sociological critique of New Labour's policy and practice /

by Prideaux, Simon.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older workers in Australia : a policy perspective /

by Syed, Jawad.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Opinion polls : comparison of voting intention, July 2004. /

by Miskin, Sarah | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Baker, Greg.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:12 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Opinion polls : issues and preferred party, and preferred PM, July 2004. /

by Miskin, Sarah | Baker, Greg.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ordinary people's politics : Australians talk about life, politics and the future of their country. /

by Brett, Judith | Moran, Anthony.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Pluto Press 2006Description: 337 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-337) BB78 Replacement copy (20.8.07) Gratis copy used as replacement when discovered original has been misplaced.Summary: Many Australians describe themselves as ordinary . This book aims to capture the political outlook of people who are neither famous nor exceptional, in narrative chapters based on conversations with 22 Australians (actually Victorians) of different ages, gender, ethnic background and occupation. The final chapter draws together patterns and trends in these Australians views of government and politics, shaped by their experiences of war, migration, activism and family life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Overloading Australia : how governments and media dither and deny on population /

by O'Connor, Mark | Lines, William J.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Canterbury, N.S.W. Envirobook 2010Description: vi, 241 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Greenhouse gases going up. Oil and gas depleting. House prices exploding. Overloading Australia explains why -- and how to stop it. The press of numbers on this continent affects us all - those living, as well as those yet to be born.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Plan B? : the prospects for personal carbon trading /

by Bird, Jenny | Lockwood, Matthew.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: To avoid dangerous climate change, deep cuts in carbon emissions will be needed. These cuts will have to be made in all parts of the economy, including in emissions produced directly by individuals. Just over 40 per cent of UK carbon emissions result from the behaviour of individuals, from heating and powering our homes and making personal journeys by car and plane. However, there is currently no sign of any decline in emissions from residential energy use, car use or aviation. ; This report examines the cases for and against personal carbon trading as a policy to help reduce personal carbon emissions in the UK, and sets out the conditions under which this approach might become a realistic proposition.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Political economy : the contest of economic ideas. /

by Stilwell, Frank.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press 2002Description: vi, 440 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Political theory and Australian multiculturalism. /

by Levey, Geoffrey Brahm (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Berghahn Books 2008Description: xi, 316 p.Summary: "Multiculturalism has been one of the dominant concerns in political theory over the last decade. To date, this inquiry has been mostly informed by, or applied to, the Canadian, American, and increasingly, the European contexts. This volume explores for the first time how the Australian experience both relates and contributes to political thought on multiculturalism. Focusing on whether a multicultural regime undermines political integration, social solidarity, and national identity, the authors draw on the Australian case to critically examine the challenges, possibilities, and limits of multiculturalism as a governing idea in liberal democracies. These essays by distinguished Australian scholars variously treat the relation between liberalism and diversity, democracy and diversity, culture and rights, and evaluate whether Australia s thirty-year experiment in liberal multiculturalism should be viewed as a successful model " -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Politics and poverty: the United States and Australia. /

by Zinn, Deborah | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1986Description: 5 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 1986Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Priorities for a new government. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993Description: 21 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 'This is the first of two documents to be released by the Brotherhood of St Laurence prior to the 1993 federal election. The first spells out what we believe should be the key priorities of the incoming government, and puts key questions the parties should answer. The second, [Getting their priorities right], will comment on specific policy proposals of the major parties' -- cover 'March 1993'Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Priorities for a new political economy : memos to the left /

by Policy Network.

Publisher: London, U.K. Policy Network 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "Progressive Governance Oslo, 2011."Summary: This substantial new Policy Network publication combines instructive data analysis of new opinion polling from the UK, US, Sweden and Germany, with a series of essays and memos written by leading scholars from around the world. The essays and data analysis set the scene, delivering perceptive and lucid rallying points for centre-left politics, while the memos incisively spell out priorities for a new political economyAvailability: (1)

Re-thinking Australian politics : engaging the disenchanted /

by Gallop, Geoff | University of South Australia. The Bob Hawke Prime inisterial Centre.

Publisher: University of South Australia. The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre 2010Description: 35 p. : ill.Other title: Annual Hawke lecture (13th : 2010 : Adelaide, South Australia).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 16-17Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rebuilding Victoria after Kennett. /

by Russell, Bill | Hayward, David.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

Recognition through deliberation : towards deliberative accommodation of cultural diversity. /

by Ayirtman, Selen.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reconnecting Labor. /

by Donovan, Barry.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Scribe Publications 2006Description: 213 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Redistribution or recognition? : a political-philosophical exchange /

by Fraser, Nancy | Honneth, Axel.

Publisher: London, U.K. Verso 2003Description: [ix], 276 p. ; 23 cm.Online Access: Link to publisher website Summary: A debate between two leading theorists on the relation of redistribution to recognition. “Recognition” has become a veritable keyword of our time, but its relation to “redistribution” remains undertheorized. This volume remedies the lacuna by staging a sustained debate between two philosophers, one North American, the other European, who hold different views of the matter. Highly attuned to contemporary politics, the exchange between Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth constitutes a rigorous dialogue on moral philosophy, social theory, and the best way to conceptualize capitalist society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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