Democracy and the Social Feminist Ethics of Jane Addams: A Vision for Public Administration
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In Democracy and Social Ethics, feminist, settlement worker, peace activist, social reformer, and scholar Jane Addams articulates a bottom up participatory democracy. The elements of her social democracy (social claim, sympathetic understanding, experience, scientific attitude, dignity of the everyday, idealized rule of living) are described and linked to Addams social feminisms. Her conceptualization of democracy contrasts and complements with the more commonly used political democracy. Her theory of democracy also speaks to the lived experience of public administration.