Reconstructing Post-Nationalist Liberal Pluralism / Edition 1

Reconstructing Post-Nationalist Liberal Pluralism / Edition 1

by Katherine Smits
     
 

This book examines liberal theory's attempts to accommodate pluralism, asking two fundamental questions: How and why have theorists based their defenses and proposed revisions of liberal pluralism upon particular and contestable definitions of what is the relevant and significant plurality? And can a revised liberal pluralism account for the political

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Overview

This book examines liberal theory's attempts to accommodate pluralism, asking two fundamental questions: How and why have theorists based their defenses and proposed revisions of liberal pluralism upon particular and contestable definitions of what is the relevant and significant plurality? And can a revised liberal pluralism account for the political significance of sub-national identity group membership?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403970190
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Smits is Lecturer of Political Science, Auckland University.

Table of Contents

Identity Politics and the Limits of Moral Pluralism
• Class, Nation and Character in Nineteenth Century Liberal Thought
• Interest Pluralisms and the Erasure of Social Identity
• Multicultural Liberalism
• Group Representation and Deliberative Liberalism
• Cultural Recognition and the Claims of Muslim Immigrant Communities
• Conclusion: Reconstructing Liberal Pluralism

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