itarian regimes, he saw the complete abrogation of personal privacy as their crowning In The Limits of Privacy, Amitai Etzioni, of George Washington Univer -. But in The Limits of Privacy, Amitai Etzioni offers a decidedly different point of view, in which the right to privacy is balanced against concern for public safety and. “Amitai Etzioni’s The Limits of Privacy offers much of what has been missing from contemporary public policy – thoughtful common sense. As a member of.
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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Etzioni believes the government will use this sort of personal information responsibly; his faith is so complete in this regard that he even supports issuing national ID cards to all Americans.
Big business doesn’t fare nearly as well in his estimation: Although there is much common sense on these pages, most readers will find areas of disagreement with Etzioni. He nevertheless offers an intelligent challenge to America’s libertarian impulses.
As in previous books e. He favors HIV testing of limite, opposes encrypted messages, favors national ID cards, and proposes isolating sex offenders in villages akin to leper colonies. The book carefully dissects each issue, offering detailed statistics and addressing opposing viewpoints.
At the conclusion of each chapter, Etzioni shows how a balanced analysis leads to a solution. He criticizes the ACLU for its sole emphasis on individual liberties and argues that the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, the right to be free from etziobi search and seizure, does not make privacy a privilege.
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While not everyone will agree with his conclusions, Etzioni has crafted a compelling argument for compromise between the views of libertarians and government. Recommended for all public libraries. Basic Books August 5, Publication Date: August 5, Sold by: Hachette Book Group Language: Not Enabled Word Wise: Privact Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Internationally renowned communitarian leader Amitai Privac presents a controversial challenge to the fundamental American belief in personal privacy at all costs.
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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Etzioni’s answer is a resounding “yes,” and he applies similar logic to a number of areas. He believes, for example, that newborn babies should undergo HIV tests without parental consent because they could benefit from immediate treatment, even though mothers worried about personal revelations might object.
He also supports the various sorts of “Megan’s laws” that try to protect society against sex offenders. Sociologist Etzioni’s latest will stir debate on issues of privacy. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 9 reviews. Top Reviews Most amiitai Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The Limits of Privacy
If one seeks a current book that is creating great controversy in the public policy field of privacy rights, “The Limits of Privacy” should fulfill your search. This book combines philosophical limiys with actual issues and then draws its own conclusions. Whether one agrees or not with the author’s opinions, this book definitely creates spirited debate.
The author, Amitai Etzioni, is a leading proponent of the commutarian viewpoint. Commutarians argue that policies should consider what is best for the community while simultaneoulsy attempting to protect privacy rights. A balance needs to be established between these two goals as they often are in conflict. Amitai Etzioni argues that individual rights should be protected except when such preservation presents a clear threat to the community welfare.
The author claims in this book there are public safety and health concerns which are adversely affected by attempts to defend personal privacy rights. Etzioni argues these concerns should be evaluated according to their moral, legal, and social aspects.
In this book, the common good wins out over privacy issues in most of the issues presented, namly universal identification, Megan’s law, testing infants for HIV, and encryption for online privacy. On examining the issue of the privacy of medical records, the author sides with the advocates of individual privacy versus the community welfare. The prescription for policy analysis, as presented by the author, is that privacy concerns should be considered first with policies restricting such persoanl privacy being accomplished with as minimal intrusion as possible.
Crtics will argue the author seems to readily advocate proceeding with such intrusions. Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with each conclusion, most readers should find this an insightful book with coherent yet controversial arguments. It will spark much rich debate. While The New Golden Rule was aimed strictly at academic audiences, The Limits of Privacy speaks to all who care about the moral, legal and policy issues raised by the tension between personal privacy and the common good, especially public health and safety.
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The book explores etziooni currently hot issues: Etzioni argues that these laws do not do enough to protect children from sex offenders.
He outlines a whole new approach to dealing with pedophiles.
The book shows that many infants die unnecessarily amktai the vast majority of states has not yet adopted a testing procedure which has worked in New York to identify and treat infected newborns. Anonymity will vanish, but so will most fugitives from the law, illegal immigrants, welfare cheats, and many others who rely on false IDs. New encryption programs allow your e-mail to be completely private.
But how can we use this technology to protect our communications and transactions, and also be sure that this same hyper-privacy is not afforded to Internet-savvy drug lords, pedophiles, and terrorists? Etzioni shows what might be done.
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The privacy of your medical records is violated daily when corporations trade that limitts on the open market. This is a case of Big Bucks, not Big Brother, violating our privacy. What can be done about these Pivacy Merchants? Each of these issues is debated daily in the media, in public meetings, in legislatures, and at home.
Etzioni takes a highly original stance on all of them: Rather than decrying the loss of privacy, his first concern is safety and health. The book closes with a call for a whole new legal conception of privacy. One based on the notion of equal concern for the common good public health and safety and privacy, rather than according privacy a privileged position.
If one seeks tthe current book that is creating great controversy in the public policy field, “The Limits etzionl Privacy” should fulfill your search. See all 9 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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