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Publications of Thomas A. Spragens    :chronological  alphabetical  combined listing:

%% Books   
@book{fds305585,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Getting the Left Right: The Transformation, Decline, and
             Reformation of American Liberalism},
   Publisher = {University Press of Kansas},
   Year = {2009},
   Key = {fds305585}
}

@book{fds297427,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Civic Liberalism: Reflections on Our Democratic
             Ideals},
   Publisher = {Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield
             Publishers},
   Year = {1999},
   Key = {fds297427}
}

@book{fds297426,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Reason and Democracy},
   Pages = {xi-281 pages},
   Publisher = {Durham, NC. Duke University Press},
   Year = {1990},
   Key = {fds297426}
}

@book{fds297425,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {The Irony of Liberal Reason},
   Pages = {vii-443 pages},
   Publisher = {Chicago: University of Chicago Press},
   Year = {1981},
   Key = {fds297425}
}

@book{fds297424,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Understanding Political Theory},
   Pages = {vii-155 pages},
   Publisher = {New York: St. Martin’s},
   Year = {1976},
   Key = {fds297424}
}

@book{fds297422,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {The Politics of Motion: The World of Thomas
             Hobbes},
   Pages = {224 pages},
   Publisher = {Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of
             Kentucky},
   Year = {1973},
   Key = {fds297422}
}

@book{fds297423,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {The Dilemma of Contemporary Political Theory: Toward a
             Postbehavioral Science of Politics},
   Pages = {ix-181 pages},
   Publisher = {New York: Dunellen Co.},
   Year = {1973},
   Key = {fds297423}
}


%% Chapters in Books   
@misc{fds297419,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Beyond Bigotry and Nihilism: Moral Judgment in Pluralist
             Democracies},
   Booktitle = {Naming Evil, Judging Evil},
   Publisher = {University of Chicago Press},
   Editor = {Grant, R},
   Year = {2006},
   Key = {fds297419}
}

@misc{fds297418,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Theories of Justice, Rights, and Duties: Negotiating the
             Interface Between Normative and Empirical
             Theory},
   Booktitle = {Human Rights and Duties: Psychology’s Contributions, the
             Law’s Commentary},
   Publisher = {Washington, D.C.: American Psychological
             Association},
   Editor = {Finkel, NJ and Moghaddam, FM},
   Year = {2005},
   Key = {fds297418}
}

@misc{fds28741,
   Author = {T.A. Spragens},
   Title = {Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies},
   Booktitle = {The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials},
   Publisher = {Rowman and Littlefield (Lanham, Maryland)},
   Editor = {Amitai Etzioni and Andrew Volmert and Elanit
             Rothschild},
   Year = {2004},
   Key = {fds28741}
}

@misc{fds39503,
   Author = {T.A. Spragens},
   Title = {Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies},
   Booktitle = {The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials},
   Publisher = {Lanham, Maryland: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers},
   Editor = {Amitar Etzioni and Andrew Volmert and Elanit
             Rothschild},
   Year = {2004},
   Key = {fds39503}
}

@misc{fds297415,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies},
   Booktitle = {The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials},
   Publisher = {Lanham, Maryland: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers},
   Editor = {Etzioni, A and Volmert, A and Rothschild, E},
   Year = {2004},
   Key = {fds297415}
}

@misc{fds297416,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Between Bigotry and Nihilism: Moral Judgment in Pluralist
             Democracies},
   Booktitle = {Speak No Evil: Moral Judgment in the Modern
             Age},
   Publisher = {University of Chicago Press (Chicago, Illinois)},
   Editor = {Grant, R},
   Year = {2004},
   Key = {fds297416}
}

@misc{fds297417,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies},
   Booktitle = {The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials},
   Publisher = {Rowman and Littlefield (Lanham, Maryland)},
   Editor = {Etzioni, A and Volmert, A and Rothschild, E},
   Year = {2004},
   Key = {fds297417}
}

@misc{fds297414,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Church and State in Liberal America: Locke and Tocqueville
             Revisited},
   Booktitle = {Politics, Reason, and the Human Good},
   Editor = {Hunt, RP},
   Year = {2003},
   Key = {fds297414}
}

@misc{fds297413,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Rationality in Liberal Politics},
   Booktitle = {Political Theory and Partisan Politics},
   Publisher = {Albany, N.Y: SUNY Press},
   Editor = {Gundersen, A and Shively, R},
   Year = {2000},
   Key = {fds297413}
}

@misc{fds297412,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Communitarian Liberalism},
   Booktitle = {New Communitarian Thinking},
   Publisher = {Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press},
   Editor = {Etzioni, A},
   Year = {1995},
   Key = {fds297412}
}

@misc{fds297411,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {The Limitations of Libertarianism, Parts 1 and
             2},
   Volume = {2, Issues 1 and 2},
   Booktitle = {Responsive Community},
   Year = {1991},
   Key = {fds297411}
}

@misc{fds297409,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Justification, Practical Reason, and Political
             Theory},
   Volume = {NOMOS},
   Number = {XXVIII},
   Booktitle = {Justification},
   Publisher = {New York and London: New York University
             Press},
   Year = {1986},
   Key = {fds297409}
}

@misc{fds297410,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Reconstructing Liberal Theory: Reason and Liberal
             Culture},
   Booktitle = {Liberals on Liberalism},
   Publisher = {Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers},
   Editor = {Damico, AJ},
   Year = {1986},
   Key = {fds297410}
}

@misc{fds297408,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {David Hume’s Experimental Science of Morals and the
             Natural Law Tradition},
   Booktitle = {The Ethical Bases of Political Life},
   Publisher = {Durham, NC. Duke University Press},
   Editor = {Canavan, F},
   Year = {1983},
   Key = {fds297408}
}


%% Journal Articles   
@article{fds297420,
   Author = {T.A. Spragens and Spragens, TA and Miroff, B},
   Title = {Critical Dialogue},
   Journal = {Perspectives on Politics},
   Volume = {Vol. 8},
   Number = {No. 2},
   Pages = {617-23},
   Publisher = {American Political Science Association},
   Editor = {Isaac, J},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {June},
   Key = {fds297420}
}

@article{fds297428,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Reply to Bruce Miroff's review of Getting the Left Right:
             The Transformation, Decline, and Reformation of American
             Liberalism},
   Journal = {Perspectives on Politics},
   Volume = {8},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {622-623},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {1537-5927},
   url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000278895900028&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=47d3190e77e5a3a53558812f597b0b92},
   Doi = {10.1017/S1537592710000484},
   Key = {fds297428}
}

@article{fds297429,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Democratic Reasonableness},
   Journal = {Contemporary Review of International Social and Political
             Philosophy},
   Volume = {11},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {193-214},
   Publisher = {Informa UK Limited},
   Year = {2008},
   Month = {June},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698230802021363},
   Abstract = {This essay considers the nature of reasonableness, the
             distinctive elements of democratic reasonableness, and the
             benefits that having reasonable citizens confer upon
             democratic societies. The central theses of the essay
             include the claims that we can identify a set of norms and a
             mode of political behavior justifiably construable as
             constituting democratic reasonableness and that widespread
             adherence to norms of democratic reasonableness contributes
             significantly to the stability, legitimacy, and
             effectiveness of democratic regimes. There are, however,
             limits to the substantive determinacy of judgments
             predicated upon these norms, which are largely procedural
             even though they are grounded in core democratic moral
             axioms; and the failure to observe and respect these limits
             can be counterproductive. © 2008 Copyright Taylor and
             Francis Group, LLC.},
   Doi = {10.1080/13698230802021363},
   Key = {fds297429}
}

@article{fds297430,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {POPULIST PERFECTIONISM: THE OTHER AMERICAN
             LIBERALISM},
   Journal = {Social Philosophy and Policy},
   Volume = {24},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {141-163},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2007},
   Month = {Winter},
   ISSN = {0265-0525},
   url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000243777200006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=47d3190e77e5a3a53558812f597b0b92},
   Abstract = {<jats:p>Recent debates over American liberalism have largely
             ignored one way of understanding democratic purposes that
             was widely influential for much of American history. This
             normative conception of democracy was inspired by
             philosophical ideas found in people such as John Stuart Mill
             and G. W. F. Hegel rather than by rights-based or civic
             republican theories. Walt Whitman and John Dewey were among
             its notable adherents. There is much that can be said on
             behalf of Richard Rorty's recent argument that American
             liberals would be well advised to recover and reclaim the
             heritage of Whitman and Dewey; but some additions and
             emendations to his construction of these champions of
             democracy would strengthen his case.</jats:p>},
   Doi = {10.1017/s0265052507070069},
   Key = {fds297430}
}

@article{fds297431,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Communitarianism: Epitaph for a Monument to a Successful
             Reminder},
   Journal = {The Responsive Community},
   Volume = {14},
   Number = {2/3},
   Year = {2004},
   Key = {fds297431}
}

@article{fds297436,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Justice, Consensus, and Boundaries: Assessing Political
             Liberalism},
   Journal = {Political Theory},
   Volume = {31},
   Number = {4},
   Year = {2003},
   Month = {August},
   Key = {fds297436}
}

@article{fds297435,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {Is the Enlightenment Project Worth Saving?},
   Journal = {Modern Age},
   Volume = {43},
   Number = {1},
   Year = {2001},
   Month = {Winter},
   Key = {fds297435}
}

@article{fds297434,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {The Bounds of Civic Morality},
   Journal = {The Responsive Community},
   Volume = {11},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {41-47},
   Year = {2001},
   Month = {Fall},
   Key = {fds297434}
}

@article{fds297432,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {The Antinomies of Social Justice},
   Journal = {The Review of Politics},
   Volume = {55},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {193-216},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {1993},
   Month = {Spring},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034670500017356},
   Abstract = {Theories of social justice are either hegemonic (defending a
             single determinate standard), skeptical (finding social
             justice to be radically indeterminate if not meaningless),
             or pluralistic (claiming that we can disqualify all but a
             handful of standards, but that we cannot definitively
             adjudicate among these). I offer here a variation of the
             pluralistic view, arguing that a single standard cannot be
             definitive because of what is termed the antinomies of
             social justice. These antinomies arise where the demands of
             justice collide with elements of the gratuitous that are
             morally valid or are practically unavoidable. Where this
             occurs, all possible distribution rules turn out to be
             unfair. An important implication of the argument is that
             liberal democracies cannot find their grounds for consensus,
             as John Rawls contends, in a common attachment to principles
             of justice. Instead, common interests and civic friendship
             will always be necessary supplements to the sense of justice
             as a source of social bonds in a free society. © 1993,
             University of Notre Dame. All rights reserved.},
   Doi = {10.1017/S0034670500017356},
   Key = {fds297432}
}

@article{fds297433,
   Author = {Spragens, TA},
   Title = {The Politics of Inertia and Gravitation: The Function of
             Exemplar Paradigms in Social Theory},
   Journal = {Polity},
   Year = {1973},
   Month = {Spring},
   Key = {fds297433}
}


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