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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vi-vii

I have written this essay on the occasion of receiving the Brown Democracy Medal from Penn State University. The medal, presented annually by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-2

Usually we think of the worlds of care and of politics as far apart. This is partly because we wrongly think that care is all about compassion and kindness, and that politics is all about one-upmanship. Indeed, what world seems...

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When We Understand Care, We’ll Need to Redefine Democracy

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pp. 3-16

When I say “care,” I don’t mean only healthcare, childcare, and caring for the elderly. I  don’t mean only finding a babysitter on a website called Care.com. I mean, as Berenice Fisher and I defined it some time ago, “in the most...

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Care, Inc.

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pp. 17-27

Usually, when we think of democracy, we think of it as a set of institutional arrangements by which we choose officeholders. When we try to think about why we choose officeholders democratically (that is, what officeholders should...

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Making the Caring-With Revolution Happen

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pp. 28-40

Just as the Reagan Revolution required a change in the nature of democratic life and in the nature of democratic citizens, a caring revolution will require similar changes. As citizens in a caring democracy, we would need to change not...

Notes

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pp. 41-44

Bibliography

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pp. 45-47

About the Author

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p. 48