for our more utopian minded readers
James Tully has a new book on Global Citizenship in which he lays out his arguments regarding the differences between civil and civic traditions. The book then has a series of essays responding to Tully. The entire thing is open access, here is the pdf.
The essay simmers down some of the essentials in Tully’s earlier works like Strange Multiplicity and Public Philosophy in a New Key. Especially in the latter he works out his position on the civil/civic distinction and, with the former, positions it with a significant emphasis on democratic practice over democratic institutions/ideals.