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Transnational moral dialogues

Transnational moral dialogues TRANSNATIONAL MORAL DIALOGUES Amitai Etzioni oral l)ialogues, social processes tim)ugh which tinct t'ron3 dialogues among experts, say econonfists) M people form new shared moral understandings, about the size of the national debt were not fi,'sl and occu," not only within small communilies, or even na- lk~remost about the ill effects of large debts on interest lion states, but also across national borders on a rates--but about the claim that deficits will cause "'our transnational level. A case in point is the widely spread children to pay for our having lived beyond our means." opposition to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which, The thesis that moral dialogues can and do occur ought according to hundreds of lnillions of people across the to be contrasted with the view of some rationalists who world, has failed to meet lhe criteria of that which con- hold lhat one can argue about facts, but values, like stitules a just war. Transnational moral dialogues have tastes, calmot be disputed. The image evoked is of true resulted in widely shared understandings about mo,'al believers, say, a radical Islamic and a secular human obligations to the environment (hence the transnational rights advocate, screaming at each other, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Society Springer Journals

Transnational moral dialogues

Society , Volume 43 (3) – Aug 15, 2007

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer
Subject
Social Sciences; Sociology; Political Science
ISSN
0147-2011
eISSN
1936-4725
DOI
10.1007/BF02687595
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Abstract

TRANSNATIONAL MORAL DIALOGUES Amitai Etzioni oral l)ialogues, social processes tim)ugh which tinct t'ron3 dialogues among experts, say econonfists) M people form new shared moral understandings, about the size of the national debt were not fi,'sl and occu," not only within small communilies, or even na- lk~remost about the ill effects of large debts on interest lion states, but also across national borders on a rates--but about the claim that deficits will cause "'our transnational level. A case in point is the widely spread children to pay for our having lived beyond our means." opposition to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which, The thesis that moral dialogues can and do occur ought according to hundreds of lnillions of people across the to be contrasted with the view of some rationalists who world, has failed to meet lhe criteria of that which con- hold lhat one can argue about facts, but values, like stitules a just war. Transnational moral dialogues have tastes, calmot be disputed. The image evoked is of true resulted in widely shared understandings about mo,'al believers, say, a radical Islamic and a secular human obligations to the environment (hence the transnational rights advocate, screaming at each other,

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Published: Aug 15, 2007

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