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Title:
The new politics of identity : political principles for an interdependent world
Author:
Parekh, Bhikhu C.
ISBN:
9781403906472

9781403906465

09781403906465
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Physical Description:
317 p.
Contents:
Introduction -- The concept of identity -- The politics of collective identity -- National identity -- Multicultural society and convergence of identities -- European liberalism and the "Muslim question" -- Pathology of religious identity -- Challenges of the multicultural world -- Globalisation and culture -- Principles of global ethics -- Moralities of partiality and impartiality -- Citizenship in the global age -- Promoting democracy.
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The New Politics of Identity pursues many of the central issues raised in the author's Rethinking Multiculturalism focusing in particular on their consequences for global politics. Parekh develops a theory of identity that combines respect for diversity and applies this theory to a range of key current debates on national identity.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
1 Introductionp. 1
2 The Concept of Identityp. 8
Personal identityp. 10
Social identityp. 15
Plurality of social identitiesp. 21
Human identityp. 26
Dialectic of identitiesp. 28
3 The Politics of Collective Identityp. 31
A mixed blessingp. 33
Dealing with its dangersp. 37
Recognition and redistributionp. 41
Complementarityp. 43
Interdependencep. 48
A bifocal theory of justicep. 53
4 National Identityp. 56
The importance of national identityp. 56
The identity of the political communityp. 59
National identity crisisp. 65
Canadap. 69
Germanyp. 72
Developing countriesp. 74
Some observationsp. 77
5 Multicultural Society and the Convergence of Identitiesp. 80
Assimilationp. 82
Integrationp. 84
A moral contractp. 87
Society's responsesp. 89
Convergence of identitiesp. 95
6 European Liberalism and the 'Muslim Question'p. 99
Emergence of Muslim identityp. 99
European anxietyp. 103
A critiquep. 106
Accommodating religionp. 113
Defending liberal societyp. 117
Islam and multicultural societyp. 121
Muslim youthp. 123
7 The Pathology of Religious Identityp. 130
Scriptural literalismp. 131
Fundamentalismp. 140
Specificity of fundamentalismp. 148
8 Challenges of the Multicultural Worldp. 152
Clash of civilizationsp. 152
A critiquep. 156
The case for dialoguep. 165
9 Globalization and Culturep. 181
The cultural impact of globalizationp. 186
US hegemony and national culturep. 193
Regulating cultural importsp. 199
10 Principles of Global Ethicsp. 204
The historical specificity of global ethicsp. 204
Basis of a global ethicsp. 209
Equal worthp. 216
Principlesp. 225
11 Moralities of Partiality and Impartialityp. 228
Special relationshipsp. 228
Partiality and impartialityp. 230
Resolving the tensionp. 234
12 Citizenship in the Global Agep. 239
Exclusivist paradigmp. 239
Globally orientated citizenshipp. 244
Humanitarian interventionp. 252
13 Promoting Democracyp. 259
What is democracy?p. 261
Universal validityp. 265
A duty to promote democracyp. 269
Ways of promoting democracyp. 270
Notesp. 279
Bibliographyp. 302
Indexp. 313