The Challenge of Cultural Pluralism

The Challenge of Cultural Pluralism

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Many believe that we are passing through a period during which, due largely to globalization's challenge to the idea and sovereignty of nation-states, there is now the intellectual and political space for the construction of new models of citizenship, involving new relations between individuals and their governments. These new relations may be mediated through individuals' membership in communities that are recognized within states. In various ways, the resurgence of ethnic nationalism, the rise of multiculturalism, the ideas associated with communitarianism, and the apparent erosion of national sovereignty have all contributed to the creation of this interest in new ways of conceptualizing citizenship and carrying out the tasks of governance. Brooks and his colleagues examine various aspects of the challenge of cultural pluralism. Together they cover a wide range of national cases, theoretical issues, and empirical research. The collection is intended for all scholars, students, and researchers who have an interest in cultural pluralism, consociationalism, and inter-community relations in socieites divided by language, ethnicity, and culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 173.7 x 229.1 x 20.8mm | 449.06g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0275970019
  • 9780275970017

Table of contents

Introduction by Stephen Brooks Political Culture in New World Societies Is Canada De-Europeanized? Or Does Anyone Remember? by Gordon T. Stewart No Place for "Race"? by Jill Vickers The Narcissism of Minor Differences: Reflections on the Roots of English-Canadian Nationalism by Stephen Brooks Consociationalism Revisited Accommodating Multi-Nationality in the European Commission: A Consociational or Weberian Administration? by Liesbet Hooghe The Consociational Theory and Deliberative Politics: A Conceptual Framework for Cross-National Analysis by Jurg Steiner, AndRE Bachtiger, and Markus Sporndli From Jean Bodin to Consociational Democracy and Back by Alain-G. Gagnon and Can Erk Althusian Federalism for a Post-Westphalian World by Thomas Hueglin Constitutional Reform and Language Policy Causes and Effects of Constitutional Changes in Multilingual Belgium by Kris Deschouwer Revisiting Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Canada by Milton Esman The Politics of Language in Quebec: Keeping the Conflict Alive by A. Brian Tanguay References Index
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Review quote

"This festschrift, devoted to Kenneth D. McRae, serves as a reminder of another ongoing and important Canadian contribution to the study of cultural pluralism in liberal democracies that while philosophically grounded, also emphasizes histoically sensitive comparative analysis and theory testing. The diverse chapters inthis volume exemplify this contribution, while simultaneusly paying tribute to one of Canada's leading political scientists."-Canadian Journal of Political Science ?This festschrift, devoted to Kenneth D. McRae, serves as a reminder of another ongoing and important Canadian contribution to the study of cultural pluralism in liberal democracies that while philosophically grounded, also emphasizes histoically sensitive comparative analysis and theory testing. The diverse chapters inthis volume exemplify this contribution, while simultaneusly paying tribute to one of Canada's leading political scientists.?-Canadian Journal of Political Science
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About Stephen Brooks

STEPHEN BROOKS is Professor of Political Science at the University of Windsor and Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. His most recent books include America Through Foreign Eyes: Classic Interpreters of American Political Life and Canadian Democracy, 3rd Edition.
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