Civility - Resources
Civility is a social virtue that is indispensable to open political discourse and reasoned disagreement. A civil person is willing to engage others in respectful dialogue without scorn or insult, even when the issues are intensely important or disagreement runs deep. Civility has especially strong connections with intellectual humility and self-regulation.
- Orwin, Clifford. (1991). Civility. The American Scholar 60(4): 553- 564.
- Calhoun, Cheshire. (2000). The virtue of civility. Philosophy & Public Affairs 29(3): 251-275.
- Shils, Edward. (1992). The virtue of civil society. Government and Opposition 26(1): 3-20.
- Snow, Nancy (2020). Citizens’ Relationships, Political Civility, and the Civic Virtue of Listening. Jubilee Center For Character & Virtue Insight Series.
- Shulman, Lee S., and Neil B. Carey. (1984). Psychology and the limitations of individual rationality: Implications for the study of reasoning and civility. Review of Educational Research 54(4): 501-524.
- Ferriss, Abbott. (2002). Studying and Measuring Civility: A Framework, Trends, and Scale. Sociological Inquiry 72(3): p. 376-392, December 2002.
- Carter, Stephen L. (1998). Civility: Manners, morals, and the etiquette of democracy. New York: Basic Books.
- Scales, Stephen. Teaching Civility in the Age of Jerry Springer. Teaching Ethics 10(2): 1-20. PDF
- Connelly, Robert J. (2009). Introducing a Culture of Civility in First-Year College Classes. The Journal of General Education 58(1): 47-64.
- Peck, Dennis L. (2002). Civility: A Contemporary Context for a Meaningful Historical Concept. Sociological Inquiry 72(3): 358-75.
- Forni, Pier Massimo. (2002). Choosing civility: The twenty-five rules of considerate conduct. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.