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Cultural Identity and the Nation-State
     

Cultural Identity and the Nation-State

by Carol C. Gould (Editor), Pasquale Pasquino (Editor), Omar Dahbour (Contribution by), Christopher W. Morris (Contribution by), Frank Cunningham (Contribution by)
 

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In this collection, several distinguished political philosophers consider alternative models of the recognition of diverse cultures and the significance of cultural and national identity within democratic societies. The impact of this recognition for conceptions of citizenship and the supposed neutrality of the democratic state is examined, in the framework of

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In this collection, several distinguished political philosophers consider alternative models of the recognition of diverse cultures and the significance of cultural and national identity within democratic societies. The impact of this recognition for conceptions of citizenship and the supposed neutrality of the democratic state is examined, in the framework of economic and political globalization on the one hand, and the widespread assertion of cultural and ethnic differences on the other. The tension between the recognition of diverse cultures and universal frameworks of human rights is discussed, as are the idea of national self-determination and the new forms of democratic and civic institutions that may be required in order to deal with present political conflicts.

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Eight political philosophers consider the relationship between issues of cultural identity, diversity, and the state. Emphasizing the importance of recognition and difference, they question the neutrality of the state in an era characterized by both national tension and economic globalization. Self-determination, identity, diversity, citizenship, constitutional adjudication, and democracy are all discussed, especially as they have roles in contemporary European and American societies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780847696765
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Carol C. Gould is professor of philosophy at Stevens Institute of Technology and adjunct professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. Pasquale Pasquino is Paris Research Associate at the CREA-Ecole Polytechnique.

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