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Dr. Charles Blattberg

Dr. Charles Blattberg
 

Academic Career

Graduation / Academic Degrees

Educated at Toronto, McGill, Université de Sorbonne (Université de Paris I) and Oxford

Current Position(s)

since 2000
Professor of Political Philosophy (tenured June 2004; full professor June 2010) - Université de Montréal

Position(s) Held

2012 - 2013
Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2005 - 2006
Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

List of Publications

a) Publications in refereed journals and book publications
2014
"Hannah Arendt as Peter Pan" (published in Chinese), in: Chen Wei (ed.) La pensée politique de Hannah Arendt (en chinois) (Peking: Peking University Press).
2014
"La nation laïque? L'importance de la langue dans la vie des nations" (translated by Gabriel Chagnon and Éléna Choquette), in: Lomomba Emongo/Bob White (eds.), L'interculturel au Québec (Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal), 193-219.
2013
"Philosophies politiques et idéologies politiques" (translated by Alexandre Pacquin-Pelletier), in: Dalie Giroux / Dimitrios Karmis (eds.), Ceci n’est pas une idée politique. Réflexions sur les approches à l’étude des idées politiques (Laval: Presse de l'Université de Laval), 353 - 380.
2011
"Une politique du bien commun au Canada est non seulement possible, mais nécessaire", Revue internationale d’études canadiennes 44, 203-212.
2009
Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press).
2003
Shall We Dance? A Patriotic Politics for Canada (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press). [French translation: Et si nous dansions ? Pour une politique du bien commun au Canada, translated by Isabelle Chagnon (Montreal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2004]
2000
From Pluralist to Patriotic Politics: Putting Practice First (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Specific Qualification as Participant of the IRTG

Charles Blattberg has been developing a political philosophy called 'new patriotism'. Furthermore, he has argued that 'patriotic democracy' is superior to 'deliberative democracy', because:
  • deliberative democracy uses a systematic set of procedures for conversation which distorts its practice
  • deliberative democracy is ideologically biased
  • the distinction between conversation and negotiation in deliberative democracy is overstated
  • within deliberative democracy the conception of the political community is impoverished

Blattberg is also critical of the relationship between the state and civil society, as commonly described within discourse on deliberative democracy.
 
 
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