2006 年 4 巻 2 号 p. 2_59-2_67
An attempt to recover damaged social solidarities in the age of globalisation is required evading the exclusivist character communitarianism often have. As for this point, Anthony Giddens' theoretical project aims at being openness through his idea of civic association. According to Giddens, the association consists of intelligent agents as competent members of society. The abstractness of 'intelligent' let him be able to discuss every matter of human relationship; from a renewal of local community to a realisation of cosmopolitan democracy. Civic association, however, has possibilities of leading to other social exclusion at practical level because the criterion of 'intelligent' agent is quite unclear. Giddens' attempt paradoxically shows it's never easy to suggest a practical means of recovering social solidarities in the dialectical relation of the local and global.