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Who Cares?: How to Reshape a Democratic Politics

Joan C. Tronto


The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the world. In this book the 2015 winner of the Brown Democracy Medal argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our own fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. Asserting that Americans are facing a “caring deficit”—that there are simply too many demands on our time to care adequately for children, elderly people, and ourselves—the book asks us to reconsider ho ... More

Keywords: American democracy, caring, time demands, care responsibilities, democratic politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702747
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan C. Tronto, author
Professor of Political Science, the University of Minnesota