Ultimately, I am unconvinced of the assertion that social democracy is of the same tradition as liberalism
He examines the making of modern liberalism
but does not look at really existing liberalism
--the world of cultural change that has emerged in the last two hundred years.
Under Kennedy, liberalism
began to become more stylistic than programmatic.
In Ryan's account, liberalism
places a high value on liberty and equality.
Because both rights are in a continual state of flux and readjustment due to the shifting forces of globalization, it has become increasingly difficult for liberalism
to work out an appropriate balance between them.
Her point that "constitutional liberalism
in practice is both thick and thin" (10) is one missed by Kersch, who views our approach to rights justification as moving immediately to full respect and appreciation and leaving out steps along the way.
This book shows that liberalism
became the major ideological reference for anti-Peronist politicians and intellectuals.
But Taylor's sweeping rejection of political liberalism
sometimes seems unnecessarily strident and rigid.
She argues that to focus on liberalism
as a "proactive motivating ideology" during times of great conflict misses the very different way in which liberalism
was lived as a set of daily local practices and institutions (p.
The work is bold in challenging Augustinian realism, the dominant strand of Augustinian liberalism
of the past 50 years or so, and in attempting to read Augustine as an ally rather than as an enemy of certain core affirmations of feminism, particularly regarding the ethics of care.
Thus the latter produces utter economic scarcity, while liberalism
stands for economic vigor, creativity, and efficiency.
is increasingly characterized by an "elevated" perspective.