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The Resource Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States, David Hackett Fischer

Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States, David Hackett Fischer

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Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States
Title
Fairness and freedom
Title remainder
a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States
Statement of responsibility
David Hackett Fischer
Title variation
Fairness & freedom
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fairness and Freedom compares the history of two open societies--New Zealand and the United States--with much in common. Both have democratic polities, mixed-enterprise economies, individuated societies, pluralist cultures, and a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law. But all of these elements take different forms, because constellations of value are far apart. The dream of living free is America's Polaris; fairness and natural justice are New Zealand's Southern Cross. Fischer asks why these similar countries went different ways. Both were founded by English-speaking colonists, but at different times and with disparate purposes. They lived in the first and second British Empires, which operated in very different ways. Indians and Maori were important agents of change, but to different ends. On the American frontier and in New Zealand's Bush, material possibilities and moral choices were not the same. Fischer takes the same comparative approach to parallel processes of nation-building and immigration, women's rights and racial wrongs, reform causes and conservative responses, war-fighting and peace-making, and global engagement in our own time--with similar results. On another level, this book expands Fischer's past work on liberty and freedom. It is the first book to be published on the history of fairness. And it also poses new questions in the old tradition of history and moral philosophy. Is it possible to be both fair and free? In a vast array of evidence, Fischer finds that the strengths of these great values are needed to correct their weaknesses. As many societies seek to become more open--never twice in the same way, an understanding of our differences is the only path to peace. -- Book Jacket
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NZ1
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1935-
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Fischer, David Hackett
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.F55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political culture
  • Democracy
  • Individualism
  • Political culture
  • Democracy
  • Individualism
  • Comparative government
  • United States
  • New Zealand
  • Comparative government
  • Democracy
  • Individualism
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • New Zealand
  • United States
  • Politik
  • Politische Kultur
  • Demokratie
  • Neuseeland
  • USA
  • Politik
  • Politische Kultur
  • Demokratie
  • Neuseeland
  • USA
  • Politisk kultur
  • Förenta staterna
  • Nya Zeeland
  • Comparative government
  • Democracy - United States - History
  • Individualism - Political aspects - New Zealand
  • United States - Politics and government - Philosophy
  • Individualism - Political aspects - United States
  • Democracy - New Zealand - History
  • Political culture - New Zealand - History
  • New Zealand - Politics and government - Philosophy
  • Political culture - United States - History
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Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States, David Hackett Fischer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-575) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
BUILDING AS OPEN PROCESSES: -- Federalists and Centralists -- Immigrants, voluntary and assisted -- Women's rights -- Racist wrongs -- Lib-Labs and Progressives -- OPEN SOCIETIES IN WORLD AFFAIRS: -- Foreign affairs, external relations -- Great Crash and Long Slump -- Military traditions -- World crisis -- CONCLUSION: -- Learning to be free and fair -- APPENDIX: -- Fairness in other disciplines
Control code
ocn726821260
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 629 p.
Isbn
9780199832705
Lccn
2011037520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020581328
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199832705
  • (OCoLC)726821260
Label
Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States, David Hackett Fischer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-575) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
BUILDING AS OPEN PROCESSES: -- Federalists and Centralists -- Immigrants, voluntary and assisted -- Women's rights -- Racist wrongs -- Lib-Labs and Progressives -- OPEN SOCIETIES IN WORLD AFFAIRS: -- Foreign affairs, external relations -- Great Crash and Long Slump -- Military traditions -- World crisis -- CONCLUSION: -- Learning to be free and fair -- APPENDIX: -- Fairness in other disciplines
Control code
ocn726821260
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 629 p.
Isbn
9780199832705
Lccn
2011037520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020581328
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199832705
  • (OCoLC)726821260

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