Friendship Reconsidered: What it Means and How it Matters to Politics

2017.03.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews P. E. Digeser, Friendship Reconsidered: What it Means and How it Matters to Politics, Columbia University Press, 2016, 361pp.,
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2017.03.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews P. E. Digeser, Friendship Reconsidered: What it Means and How it Matters to Politics, Columbia University Press, 2016, 361pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231174343. Reviewed by Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach, City University of New York Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of scholarly interest in the concept of friendship, a topic long neglected by our dominant liberal political tradition. In step with this renaissance, P. E. Digeser has written a wide-ranging, ambitious and knowledgeable book aiming to illuminate the complex relation between friendship and politics. The tripartite work moves beyond an analysis of friendship in the private sphere (Part I), to focus on tensions and ideals of civic friendship (Part II), and to a more speculative discussion of the possibility of international friendship between states (Part III). Bringing together literature from political science, anthropology, sociology as well. . .

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