There are also anti-communitarians. For them communitarian movement is for further curtailing individual’s rights vis-à-vis community rights. This is not the reality of communitarianism because the main issue of communitarianism is to secure a balancedapproach to rights, duties and justice (Raapana and Friedrich, 2008, see website).
Communitarians take issue with the idea that theindividual stands and should stand in direct unmediated relationship with the state and with society.
This is an idea thatflows through a great deal of contemporary legal and politicalthought in northern countries. Communitarians argue for thecontinuing significance of status and local networks, and the potential of other intermediate institutions (Frazer, 1999, 21-22).Communitarianism as such has several strands and directions. Only posterity willtell which way communitarianism goes!Anurag Gangal, Communitarianism 2