Amitai Etzioni's Law in a New Key: Essays on Law and Society (Contemporary PDF

By Amitai Etzioni

a brand new booklet for these considerate readers (and no longer relatively attorneys or students of legislations and society) who're engaged within the problems with the day and need whatever except "easy" solutions from the perfect or left. such a lot difficulties of legislations and social coverage will be understood higher via a lens that balances rights and interests—and protects we all whereas maintaining every one of us—says popular communitarian sociologist Amitai Etzioni in his most up-to-date publication. beneficial properties caliber booklet formatting, energetic TOC, associated references, legible tables, and unique subject-matter Index.

Etzioni addresses hot-bed problems with terrorism, drone struggle, airport safeguard and TSA scanners, govt surveillance, net privateness, DNA banks, norms of social disapproval and forgiveness, human rights, the failure of legislations and economics, the politics of company crime, and admire for ethnic cultural transformations. He stocks his viewpoint as person who fought in a resistance after which later turned a professor at Columbia collage and GW. the viewpoint and his many years of educational examine persuaded him that the reply to thorny criminal and coverage matters is located neither in unyielding devotion to person rights in any respect expenditures nor to reflexive empowerment of the nation in instances of main issue and soreness. the reply lies in ethical dialogs, appreciate for the elemental correct to stay and to defense, liable tests on strength, and a balancing of pursuits in a global of pundits and partisans that wish us to settle on easily one correct and forget about the others and the general public fee. What stable is the perfect to privateness if the correct to stay is sacrificed because the right-holder is blown out of the sky? If new applied sciences give the opportunity to behavior terrorism and crime with no the legislation catching up? whilst admire for one spiritual place skill identifying between religions?

A number of 15 trenchant essays drawn from the preferred press and educational journals, but obtainable to a spectrum of readers who care concerning the sizzling problems with the day and spot the complexity in them, this e-book takes a clean examine very important themes via a community-concerned lens. The body supplies contours and substance to cutting-edge debates with out delivering the standard entrenched coverage strategies of kneejerk partisans.

Etzioni asks such questions frankly, and on various themes that topic. Rights hold tasks, and freedom and human rights needs to placed residing first—in an international that doesn't regularly concede that self-evident proposition.

It is ebook approximately legislations and society whose time has come. for plenty of readers, the social and criminal notes he performs will eventually sound of their register.

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