The standing of the public interest

Revista do Direito

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ISSN: 1982-9957
Editor Chefe: Denise Friedrich
Início Publicação: 31/05/1994
Periodicidade: Quadrimestral
Área de Estudo: Ciências Sociais Aplicadas, Área de Estudo: Direito

The standing of the public interest

Ano: 2016 | Volume: 2 | Número: 49
Autores: A. Etzioni
Autor Correspondente: A. Etzioni | [email protected]

Resumos Cadastrados

Resumo Inglês:

Liberal communitarianism holds that a good society is based on a carefully crafted balance between individual rights and the common good; that both normative elements have the same fundamental standing and neither a priori trumps the other. Societies can lose the good balance either by becoming excessively committed to the common good (e.g. national security) or to individual rights (e.g. privacy). Even societies that have established a careful balance often need to recalibrate it following changes in historical conditions (such as the 2001 attacks on the American homeland) and technological developments (such as the invention of smart cell phones).