Toleration on Trial

Toleration on Trial

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Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized political environment. The importance of individual attitudes and institutional/cultural arrangements is explored as a central axis in the meaning of toleration as a principle and practically in relation to demands for toleration of religious expression, gay rights, and the Islamic sources of toleration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 307 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 30mm | 603g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739115235
  • 9780739115237

About Ingrid Creppell

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.
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Review quote

This rich book illuminates toleration at a time of fear. Ranging from individual psychology to institutional arrangements, from law to norms, from religion to sexuality, and from West to East, the volume's sharply-etched essays offer guides to vexing challenges posed by human pluralism. -- Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University
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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
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