Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action (2020)

Shifting Involvements Private Interest and Public Action Why does society oscillate between intense interest in public issues and almost total concentration on private goals In this classic work Albert O Hirschman offers a stimulating social political an
  • Title: Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action
  • Author: Albert O. Hirschman
  • ISBN: 9780691092928
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action
    Why does society oscillate between intense interest in public issues and almost total concentration on private goals In this classic work, Albert O Hirschman offers a stimulating social, political, and economic analysis dealing with how and why frustrations of private concerns lead to public involvement and public participation that eventually lead back to those privateWhy does society oscillate between intense interest in public issues and almost total concentration on private goals In this classic work, Albert O Hirschman offers a stimulating social, political, and economic analysis dealing with how and why frustrations of private concerns lead to public involvement and public participation that eventually lead back to those private concerns Emerging from this study is a wide range of insights, from a critique of conventional consumption theory to a new understanding of collective action and of universal suffrage.
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    One Reply to “Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action”

    1. Parts of this are genuinely brilliant, including the overall effort Hirschman made to marshall a diverse array of sources into a full argument about the cyclical nature of private public engagement There are some major problems with the argument s coherence The cherry picking of examples is problematic see for e.g his discussion of the supposed absence of political passions once the secret vote was introduced, p 117 118 There is significant confusion regarding the act of contemplation, as Hirsch [...]

    2. This book about what leads people to get involved with public activities in a land that is obsessed with private business and satisfactions.Hirschman believes there is a collective swing or cycle back and forth between the private and public The idea that the pursuit of one s private, material interests is a wholly legitimate form of conduct, one that may in fact be preferable, from the point of view of society, to a life of intensive involvement with public affairs is a recent phenomenon Acts o [...]

    3. Hirschman elucida las causas de que las personas se muevan entre las esferas p blica y privada y los cambios de preferencias que hacen que las personas decidan pasar de ser ciudadanos privados a ser activos en las causas colectivas De acuerdo a la hip tesis de Hirschman la democracia de voto secreto como conocemos ha terminado por encarcelar las emociones del ciudadano, misma critica que hacia John Stuart Mill El libro es peque o pero ofrece reflexiones interesantes sobre la democracia liberal y [...]

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