Definitions of Ethical Politics
- Ethical politics is not so much about describing the political landscape as about changing it.
- Rather than arguing for which policy which would achieve a given good, Ethical Politics, calls into question what is deemed to be good.
- Cultural politics is expressed by opting out, ethical politics is expressed refusing to opt out.
- Personal politics is about making the personal political; ethical politics is about making the political personal.
- Ethical politics is about what we do, rather than about what they do.
- Ethical politics exists in the tension between the rights and interests of the majority and recognition of the minority.
- Ethical politics arises from the tension between redistributive justice and recognition of difference.
- Ethical politics does not displace other forms of politics, but is the means whereby they become effective.
- Ethical politics is not about delivering information or predicting outcomes but about how you want to lead your life.
- Ethical politics is more about art than science.
- Ethical politics is not so much about values as about meaning.
- Ethical politics appeals not to popular prejudice but to popular wisdom.
- Ethical politics is not so much about what you or I should do, as about what we could do together.
- Ethical politics is not so much about a fair deal as about collaboration, and collaboration is as much about conflict as it is about cooperation.
Read at book lauch for For Ethical Politics, in June 2003.