WHAT COMMUNITARIANISM IS 51
COMMUNITARIANISM WORKS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT
ARGUMENT FOR DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITARIANISM APPLIES AT ALL LEVELS OF HUMAN ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT
ROBERT N. BELLAH, professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, 1995-96, A Defense of "Democratic Communitarianism" The Responsive Community, Volume 6, Issue 1, Winter 1995/96http://www.gwu.edu/~icps/bellah.html // acs-EE2001
But the argument for democratic communityrooted in the search for the common goodapplies to groups of any size, and ultimately to the world as a community. It is a political argument grounded on the belief that a politics based on the summing of individual preferences is inadequate and misleading. Democratic communitarianism presumes that morality and politics cannot be separated and that moral argument, painful and difficult though it sometimes is, is fundamental to a defensible stance in todays world.