Download e-book for iPad: The Democratic Predicament: Cultural Diversity in Europe and by Jyotirmaya Tripathy,Sudarsan Padmanabhan

By Jyotirmaya Tripathy,Sudarsan Padmanabhan

ISBN-10: 0415811899

ISBN-13: 9780415811897

ISBN-10: 1138660256

ISBN-13: 9781138660250

Both India and Europe were present process a tricky technique of negotiating cultural, non secular and ethnic range inside their democratic frameworks. in reality, fresh incidents of xenophobic backlash opposed to multiculturalism and minority groups in Europe, in addition to myriad pursuits for constitutional acceptance of castes, tribes and languages and the emergence of Islamophobic terror in India, query the traditional notion of democracy because the idyllic preserver of range.

This quantity contests the simplistic connection among democracy and variety through featuring that democracy, in truth, produces, sediments and reinforces cultural heterogeneity. It argues that during democratic polities, disparate cultural practices are frequently switched over into id different types, with irritating implications for nationwide identification, constitutionalism, political governance and citizenship. whereas mobilizations at the plank of cultural adjustments tend to be seen as being born in undemocratic areas with little toleration for range, in addition they locate fertile soil in democracy insofar as democracy celebrates variety and permits cultural dissent to thrive. Such dissent, whereas crucial for democracy, has tough effects. reading the basic clash among structures of specific cultural identities and mandates of a unifying democratic ethos, the booklet brings forth the complexities underlying the politics of id acceptance and nationwide integration.

In creating a radical intervention within the discourse, this quantity bargains a critique of latest paradigms of multiculturalism. it is going to curiosity students and scholars of political technology, sociology, and postcolonial and comparative stories.

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