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    Pluralism and Liberal Neutrality (Hardback) By (author) Richard Bellamy, By (author) Martin Hollis


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    DescriptionThis book explores the crisis of liberalism, as located in the liberal claim to endorse a set of neutral procedures that allow individuals and groups to pursue their own good, when the very possibility of such neutrality is brought into question by the growth of plural societies, and the divided loyalties that go with them. Modern states rely on agreements to secure the loyalty of citizens. But growing social pluralism means a growing division in loyalties among citizens along lines of ideology, ethnicity, gender, religion and locale. The liberal answer to diversity is to devise a set of fair procedures - which are neutral procedures - which do not dictate the ultimate good chosen by members. The question which this book directly confronts is whether such neutrality is genuinely possible and thus whether a liberal society is itself genuinely possible.

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    Pluralism and Liberal Neutrality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Bellamy, By (author) Martin Hollis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714649160
    ISBN 10: 0714649163

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
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    DC22: 320.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BIC subject category V2: JPFK
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 320.51
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    B&T Approval Code: A40362800
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    BISAC V2.8: POL042000
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    B&T Approval Code: E10404800
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    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    LC classification: JA79 .P73 1999
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JPFK
    Illustrations note
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Frank Cass Publishers
    Publication date
    01 May 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    From value pluralism to liberalism, George Crowder; liberal legitimacy, reasonable disagreement and justice, Simon Caney; neutrality and recognition, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti; consensus, neutrality and compromise, Richard Bellamy and Martin Hollis; multiculturalism, secularism and the state, Tariq Modood; imposing liberal principles, Andrew Mason; pluralism within the limits of reason alone? Habermas and the discursive negotiation of consensus, Samantha Ashenden; identity and multicultural politics, John Arthur; the ideal of cultural patrimony, Timothy O'Hagan.