The health and stability of modern societies depends not only on the justice of our
intuitions, but on the qualities and attitudes of its citizens, e.g., their sense of
identity, and how they view potentially competing forms of national, regional and
ethnic identities- how they tolerate one another.
How do we manage to accommodate differences?
How we supplement of theories of justice is an idea of citizenship theory
For example: the environment- how much can the state do if individuals chose not
Qua- distinguish what each of us inherit (in the role of) ie acting in the role of a
daughter you are late for dinner, but guest are on time
We shop in Wal-Mart because as consumers we want a cheap deal
1. What sorts of virtues and practice are required to be democratic citizens?
(What makes a good citizen good)
Someone who contributes to society
Obey the laws that society has said is right
Participating in society
Be active in choosing a political party
General Virtues: Loyalty, law- abidingness
Social Virtues: open-mindedness
Economic Virtues: work ethic
Political Virtues: capacity to discern and respect rights of others.
Public Reasonableness- the idea that citizens must give a public defense of their
views, be they religious, cultural etc.
‘Vote-centric’ to ‘talk-centric’. Citizens meet in public places and forums and debate
the reason for the claims that we make.
This is deliberative democracy.
New picture of citizens, not as self-interested, but as mutually interested.
Active and participatory
Critical of authority
Committed to mutual understanding and benefits.
What are the appropriate forums for deliberation?
Should these exist at local level, national, global? Do w