Overview

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, bringing together political psychologists, philosophers, sociologists, Islamic scholars, and political theorists to examine the most pressing debates in the field. The volume addresses the toleration question from a number of angles: toleration and its application to gay rights; Islam and toleration; institutional, ideological, and psychological preconditions for its practice; and philosophical and conceptual ...
See more details below
Toleration on Trial

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$23.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$40.99 List Price

Overview

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, bringing together political psychologists, philosophers, sociologists, Islamic scholars, and political theorists to examine the most pressing debates in the field. The volume addresses the toleration question from a number of angles: toleration and its application to gay rights; Islam and toleration; institutional, ideological, and psychological preconditions for its practice; and philosophical and conceptual arguments for the principle of toleration.

The common thread running throughout the volume is the core question: Is toleration primarily a product of institutional arrangements, or is it an attitude of individuals? To answer this adequately, the authors believe that a contemporary analysis of the possibility, significance and requirements of toleration must be fully cognizant of the democratic, or more accurately—politically mobilized—background in which toleration becomes a difficult issue. Conflicts between deeply divided groups within nations and between groups across political boundaries pose the issue of threat and risk to a practice or way of life that many peoples find difficult to accept.

Can the idea and practice of toleration manage these in politically and ethically defensible ways? These essays address various aspects of the aim to establish or strengthen toleration among politically mobilized groups, in a context of contemporary democratic challenges.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461634539
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 2/12/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 307
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Ingrid Creppell is associate professor of political science at George Washington University.
Russell Hardin is professor of politics at New York University.
Stephen Macedo is Laurence S. Rockefeller professor of politics and director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Acknowledgements
Chapter 4 Biographies of the Authors
Chapter 5 Introduction
Part 6 I Conceptualizing Toleration
Chapter 7 1 The Limits of Toleration
Chapter 8 2 Institutionalizing Toleration
Chapter 9 3 Toleration and Self-Skepticism
Chapter 10 Commentary: Liberal Toleration, Recognition, and Same-Sex Marriage: A Response to Richard Dees and Elisabetta Galeotti
Chapter 10 Commentary: Tolerant Institutions
Part 12 II Toleration and Sexuality
Chapter 13 4 Of Socinians and Homosexuals: Trust and the LImits of Toleration
Chapter 14 5 Toleration as Recognition: The Case for Same-Sex Marriage
Part 15 III Toleration and Religion
Chapter 16 6 Tropes and Challenges of Islamic Toleration
Chapter 17 7 Toleration in a Modern Islamic Polity: Contemporary Islamist Views
Chapter 17 9 The Authoritarian Dynamic: Racial, Political, and Moral Intolerance Under Conditions of Societal Threat
Chapter 19 8 Reason, Tradition, and Authority: Religion and the Indian State
Chapter 20 Commentary: Muslim Societies, Muslim Minorities
Part 21 IV Toleration and Psychology
Chapter 22 10 Is Intolerance Incorrigible? An Analysis of Change Among Russians
Chapter 23 Commentary: Institutions, Individuals, and the Sources of Toleration
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)