Burden of Democracy The Claims of Culture, Public Culture, and Democratic Memory

Innbundet / 2011 / Engelsk

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9780739126295
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2011
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Lexington Books
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06, P
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Engelsk
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238
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513 gr
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241 mm
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162 mm
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Burden of Democracy The Claims of Culture, Public Culture, and Democratic Memory

Innbundet / 2011 / Engelsk
This book offers an original contribution to the debate on contemporary democratic ethics. It argues that public culture provides the mediating spaces required for processes of encounter, but should be supplemented with an open dialog on history, memory, and identity. Since democratic modernity is consolidating its new phase characterized by the multiplicity of perspectives, the mediation of conflict, identity, and memory are required to continue fostering mutual understanding and the identification of issues of common concern. The historical emergence of a public culture is a democratic gain. Recognizing this offers opportunities for ethical transformation that respects diversity but also addresses the realities of conflict under conditions of post modernity.
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Introduction Part I: Justice Chapter 1: The Burden of Difference: Pluralist Justice and the Public Sphere Chapter 2: Moral Conversations and Democratic Hermeneutics Chapter 3: Particularism versus Universalism: A False Debate? Part II: Memory Chapter 4: Secularism, Culture, and Critique Chapter 5: Laicite and the Memory of Public Culture Chapter 6: The Ties that Bind: Public Culture and the Debt to the Past Part III: Encounter Chapter 7: Normative Solidarity and Public Hermeneutics Chapter 8: From Intersubjectivity to Encounter Chapter 9: Exit of Religion, Debt of Meaning Conclusion
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This book is important because it weaves together both Anglophone and Continental thinking in political philosophy. Examining the role of historical memory in the debate on democratic ethics not only constitutes an original theoretical contribution-ultimately, it can further support the democratic pluralism the book defends. -- Marcel Gauchet, Professor Emeritus, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, ParisThis is a very important book. It gives us a comprehensive conceptual framework for the creation of the inclusive spaces for public deliberation and mediation necessary in order for 'post-colonial,' 'post-national' and 'post-totalitarian' democracies to function. Such spaces are ones in which we can all be ourselves together, not only as individual persons, but also as members of our various communities of belonging. It is only in such inclusive spaces that, together, we can create a common future we can all enter together as full human beings. -- Jacqueline Wasilewski, Professor (Retired), International Christian University (ICU), Senior Fellow, Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research (SIETAR), Adviser, Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO)Text without context is pretext! In Burden of Democracy, Souillac powerfully reveals how the public sphere contextualizes and contains the politics of difference, pluralism and democratic justice as individuals and groups search for meaning and identity in a globalized world. -- Kevin P. Clements, University of Otago, New ZealandThe volume is wide-ranging, thorough, and penetrating in the author's elucidation of the 'burden of democracy' today. This is a stimulating work of original and reliable scholarship that sheds light on the current democracy of France as well as on the current tasks of democratic theorizing. -- Shin Chiba, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
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This book is important because it weaves together both Anglophone and Continental thinking in political philosophy. Examining the role of historical memory in the debate on democratic ethics not only constitutes an original theoretical contribution-ultimately, it can further support the democratic pluralism the book defends.-Marcel Gauchet, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris This is a very important book. It gives us a comprehensive conceptual framework for the creation of the inclusive spaces for public deliberation and mediation necessary in order for "post-colonial," "post-national" and "post-totalitarian" democracies to function. Such spaces are ones in which we can all be ourselves together, not only as individual persons, but also as members of our various communities of belonging. It is only in such inclusive spaces that, together, we can create a common future we can all enter together as full human beings.-Jacqueline Wasilewski, former professor at International Christian University, Tokyo
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Genevieve Souillac is senior associate professor of philosophy and peace studies at the International Christian University of Japan.
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ISBN13
9780739126295
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
Lexington Books
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
238
Vekt
513 gr
Høyde
241 mm
Bredde
162 mm
Tykkelse
21 mm
Se alle