Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human Rights World

In Hot Spots (Transaction Publishers, 2012), a former senior advisor to the White House, Amitai Etzioni, criticizes current trends in American and Western foreign policy and the shifting of attention from the Middle East to China. Etzioni argues that the true hot spots continue to be in the Middle East, not the Far East, and that for now, China should be treated by the United States as a potential global partner, not as an adversary.

Law in a New Key: Essays on Law and Society

A book for thoughtful readers–and not particularly lawyers or scholars of law and society–who are engaged in the issues of the day and want something other than “easy” answers from the right and left. Most issues of law and social policy can be understood better through a lens that balances rights and interests–and protects all of us while protecting each of us–says renowned communitarian sociologist Amitai Etzioni in his latest of 30 books.

A Striped Armchair's review of, "The New Golden Rule'

June 12, 2013

The New Golden Rule by Amitai Etzioni was a truly fascinating read: the mix of political science, sociology, and philosophy drew me in and kept me interested throughout.

The End of Rationality?

September 01, 2012

“The End of Rationality?” Contemporary Sociology 41.5 (September 2012), pp. 594-597.

Let us consider these points in a little more detail. Recent research in the social sciences highlights the extraordinary diversity of modes of identity-constitution in the global age.

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