Amitai Etzioni

Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, The George Washington University

Bio

Amitai Etzioni is an Israeli-American sociologist, best known for his work on socioeconomics and communitarianism. He is director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at The George Washington University and leads the Communitarian Network, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to support the moral, social, and political foundations of society.

Featured Work

Honor Guard of Republic of China at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei City, Taiwain, 2004. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Military_parade_in_front_of_Chiang_Kai-shek_Memorial_Hall.jpg">Batiste Pannetier/Free Art License</a>.

SEP 18, 2020 Article

Preventing the Taiwan Flash Point

"A confrontation about Taiwan is viewed by many as the most likely place where the rising tensions between the U.S. and China may lead ...

The White House, Washington, DC, June 4, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeflood/49973358988">Joe Flood</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">(CC)</a>.

JUN 9, 2020 Article

The Pandemic Extends the Trend away from Globalism

One would expect that when the people of the world face a major, devastating, external threat, they would unite to fight it. However, the response ...

Aid packages from China are unloaded at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, Philippines on March 21, 2020. CREDIT: <a href=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:China_COVID19_test_kit_PH_donation_7.jpg> Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office (CC)</a>.

MAY 26, 2020 Podcast

China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World, with Amitai Etzioni & Nikolas Gvosdev

How has the pandemic changed U.S-China relations? How has it altered China's relationship with other nations and its geopolitical positioning? George Washington University's Amitai ...

Aid packages from China are unloaded at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, Philippines on March 21, 2020. CREDIT: <a href=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:China_COVID19_test_kit_PH_donation_7.jpg> Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office (CC)</a>.

MAY 7, 2020 Article

China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World: A Dove's Perspective

What do China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. reactions to China inform us about the relations between these two major powers? Is ...

CREDIT: <a hre="https://www.flickr.com/photos/felibrilu/4120677347/">felibrilu</a> (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">CC</a>)

JUN 29, 2017 Podcast

Amitai Etzioni on Avoiding War with China

The result of a war with China? "At best we have to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on weapons nobody will use which are ...