Single Idea 23370

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 4. Citizenship]

Full Idea

Galston says responsible citizenship requires four types of civic virtue: general (law-abiding, loyal), social (independent, open-minded), economic (diligent, restrained, adaptable), and political (respect, sensible, judgement, engagement).

Gist of Idea

Good citizens need civic virtues of loyalty, independence, diligence, respect, etc.


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd edn) [2002], 7)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd ed)' [OUP 2002], p.288

A Reaction

[Galston's 'Liberal Purposes' 1991] (compressed) This immediately seems to be asking too much, especially for those who know little, or are short of money.