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Tomorrow’s Communities

  • Henry TamEmail author
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Abstract

The concluding chapter of the book takes a critical look at possible future changes in society that can alter community structures and reshape interpersonal relations. It focuses on four main areas where communitarian thinking is particularly needed to steer development in the direction of reciprocity and inclusion. First of these is the nature of personhood when radical technological transformation can lead to divergent categories of ‘human’. Second is the challenge to reverse the plutocratisation of the economy with new communitarian business models. Third is the potential breakdown of the rule of law in the face of contested governance of society at all levels. The final area concerns the deflection of education by false arguments from inculcating rational objectivity and civic respect to hold communities together.

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  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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