Search - List of Books by Jean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain (born 1941) is an American political philosopher. She is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School, and is a contributing editor for The New Republic. She is, in addition, newly the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom at Georgetown University. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and she has served on the Boards of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the National Humanities Center. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has received nine honorary degrees. In 2002, Elshtain received the Frank J. Goodnow award, the highest award for distinguished service to the profession given by the American Political Science Association.

The focus of Elshtain's work is an exploration of the relationship between politics and ethics. Much of her work is concerned with the parallel development of male and female gender roles as they pertain to public and private social participation. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks she has been one of the more visible academic supporters of U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq.

She has published over five-hundred essays and authored and/or edited over twenty books, including Democracy on Trial, Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World, Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy, Augustine and the Limits of Politics, and " Sovereignty: God, State, Self.

In 2006, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and also delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, joining such previous Gifford Lecturers as William James, Hannah Arendt, Karl Barth, and Reinhold Niebuhr. In 2008, Elshtain received a second presidential appointment to the President's Council on Bioethics.

Over the course of the last thirty-five years, Elshtain has contributed to national debates on the family, the roles of men and women, the state of American Democracy, and International relations.

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Total Books: 37
Biotechnology And the Human Good
Just War Against Terror The Burden of American Power in a Violent World
Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy A Life
2002 - Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy a Life (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465019137
ISBN-10: 0465019137
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy
2001 - Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780465019120
ISBN-10: 0465019129
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Religion in American Public Life Living with Our Deepest Differences
2001 - Religion in American Public Life Living with Our Deepest Differences [American Assembly Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393322064
ISBN-10: 0393322068
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Who Are We Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities
Real Politics At the Center of Everyday Life
2000 - Real Politics at the Center of Everyday Life (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780801856006
ISBN-10: 0801856000
Genre: Nonfiction
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New Wine and Old Bottles International Politics and Ethical Discourse
1998 - New Wine and Old Bottles International Politics and Ethical Discourse [Notre Dame Studies on International Peace] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780268014834
ISBN-10: 0268014833
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Augustine and the Limits of Politics
1998 - Augustine and the Limits of Politics (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780268020019
ISBN-10: 0268020019
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles
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Democracy on Trial
1996 - Democracy on Trial (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465016174
ISBN-10: 0465016170
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Women and War
1995 - Women and War (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226206264
ISBN-10: 0226206262
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Democracy on Trial
1995 - Democracy on Trial (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780465016167
ISBN-10: 0465016162
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Public Man Private Woman
1993 - Public Man Private Woman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691024769
ISBN-10: 0691024766
Genre: Nonfiction
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Meditations on Modern Political Thought Masculine/Feminine Themes from Luther to Arendt
1992 - Meditations on Modern Political Thought Masculine/feminine Themes From Luther to Arendt [Women and Politics.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780271008646
ISBN-10: 0271008644
Genre: Nonfiction
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Public Man Private Woman Women in Social and Political Thought
1982 - Public Man Private Woman Women in Social and Political Thought (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780855204709
ISBN-10: 0855204702
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Meditations on Modern Political Thought Masculinefeminine Themes from Luther to Arendt
The Jane Addams Reader
The Jane Addams Reader (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780465019144
ISBN-10: 0465019145
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Women and War
Women and War (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465092161
ISBN-10: 0465092160
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Democratic Authority at Century's End [John M.Olin Programme on Politics, Morality & Citizenship] (Paperback)Paperback
Women Militarism and War
Women Militarism and War (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780847674695
ISBN-10: 084767469X
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Women Militarism and War Essays in History Politics and Social Theory