Filosofía Política

Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2008, 229pp.
Political Philosophy


Political Philosophy - Politics: Action, Power, Political identity - Political society and civil society: Judgement in politics - Political systems: concepts and forms - The means and ends of different political systems: Does the end justify the means? - The preference norms of political systems: The principle of liberty. The principle of equality - The problem of legitimacy - The concept and forms of government: The autocratic government. The democratic government - The pluralism paradigm - The methods of political government: Direct democracy. Representative democracy - The problem of governance - The ends of political government: Political ideologies - The international ordering of peace - International democratic liberalism - The concept of citizenship: Intercultural citizenship - Civic virtues - The problem of political obligation: the concept and theories - The limits of the political government: Rights and duties of government. Rights and duties of citizens - Political disobedience.


Books on Intercultural Ethics and Politics

Què vol dir integració? 

Nouvinguts i establerts a les nacions europees

Barcelona, La Magrana, 2010, 171pp.
What Does Integration Mean? Newcomers and Residents in European Countries


1. Who is afraid of integration? Residents' fears. Newcomers' fears. Shared fears. - 2. Why integration? Debated cohesion. Equality and difference. Testing pluralism. The harmony ideal. - 3. What does "to integrate" mean? Integration policies. The language surrounding integration. Possible integretion. Impossible integration. - 4. Integration from whom to what? Who integrates whom? The political framework. The economic axis. The cultural background. Resistance to integration. - 5. How to integrate? The factors determining integration. Integration at a superficial level. Integration at an intermediate level. Integration at a structural level. - 6. Conclusion: The absurdity of fear. 


Ética intercultural 

La razón práctica frente a los retos de la diversidad cultural

Barcelona, Plaza y Valdés, 2012 (2nd edition), 204 pp. 
Intercultural Ethics. Practical Reason in the Face of Cultural Diversity Challenges 


Prologue: The need for intercultural ethics - Introduction: The revision of monoculturalism in ethics - 1. Legal foundations - 2. Procedural rules - 3. Intercultural guidelines. - Epilogue: Comparisons are possible.

La identidad cosmopolita

Los límites del patriotismo en la era global

Barcelona, Kairós, 2007, 222 pp. 
The Cosmopolitan Identity. The limits of Patriotism in the Global Era


Cosmopolitans under suspicion - The global jungle - Security is patriotic - Liberty is cosmopolitan - Born to the world - Global nomadism- The illusion of non-permanence - Cosmopolitan morality - A taste for diversity - Horror at home - Being at home everywhere - Being a stranger at home - The myth of concentric identities - Loyalty to the landscape - The cosmopolitan choice

Per una ètica intercultural 

Reflexions interdisciplinàries

Barcelona, Editorial Mediterrània, 2002, 349 pp.
In Defense of Intercultural Ethics. Interdisciplinary Reflections


Edited by Norbert Bilbeny with the contribution of authors including León Olivé (UNAM), Maria-Jesús Buxó (U. Barcelona), Francisco Fernández Buey (U. Pompeu Fabra). Chapters by Bilbeny: Ehics and interculturality - The possibility for dialogue between cultures - Fallacies to avoid in intercultural ethics.

Por una causa común 

Ética para la diversidad

Barcelona, Gedisa, 2002, 187 pp.
For a Common Cause. Ethics for Diversity


Foreword by Pasqual Maragall - For a common cause: a debate on integration - Identities in a pluralistic society - The constructed shared identity - Models for democratic social inclusion - Values in conflict - The misunderstanding of the other - Relativism and universalism in moral judgment. Common values under construction - Dialogue and deliberation - The denial of diversity - Interculturality in progress

El protocolo socrático del liberalismo político

Madrid, Tecnos, 1999, 110 pp. 
Political Liberalism's Socratic Protocol 


Socratic liberalism - Public deliberation - Moral leadership - Liberalism as political education - The communitarian critique - Liberal monoculturalism - A pluralistic alternative: pluralism versus liberalism

Democracia para la diversidad

Barcelona, Ariel, 1999, 160 pp.
Democracy for Diversity


What is democracy good for? - Democracy as an instrument - Democratic values - The democratic process - Democracy in the Global Era - Positive values of globalization - Negative consequences of globalization - World-wide democratization in the face of Neoconservative globalization - The rebuilding power of democracy - Liberty for inclusion - Equality for difference - Two cultural models of democracy: the liberal and the pluralist paradigms - Democracy without borders - Learning to listen


El saber como ética

Barcelona, Península, 1998, 140 pp.
Socrates. Knowledges as Ethics


Socrates in the multicultural city - The current Socratic dialogue - The quest for knowledge - The dialectic method of knowledge - Virtue as a subject of knowledge - Towards an understanding of temperance - Caring for oneself - Self-control - The constitution of practical knowledge - Discussions on justice - The recovery of politics - Political disobedience - Eros and research

Política sin Estado

Introducción a la filosfía política

Barcelona, Ariel 1998, 284 pp. 
Politics without the State. An Introduction to Political Philosophy


Why politics? - The concept of politics - Political society and civil society - Why a political order? - The political order - Means for political order - The goals of political order - Procedural norms for political order - Preference norms for political order - Government - Methods for democratic government - Why obey political order? - Citizenship - The problem of political obligation - The limits of political government: Rights and duties. Political disobedience.

Europa después de Sarajevo

Claves éticas y políticas de la ciudadanía europea

Barcelona, Destino, 1996, 262 pp.
Europe after Sarajevo. Key Ethical and Political Questions Concerning European Citizenship


Foreword by Xavier Rubert de Ventós - Towards a European citizenship - Social Europe at risk - The coming of the European individual - Limitations to current European citizenship - The closing of citizenship - Patriots - Pariahs - Samaritans - The extent of European citizenship - A right to belong anywhere - Proof for citizenship - Right and duty to speech - The extent of citizenship - The integration of nationals and foreigners - A moral concern for European citizenship - Ethical standards for European citizenship - European heritage - The misery of Eurocentrism - Identities in struggle - Europe beyond borders: dual citizenship, transnational Europe.

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