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Community, Solidarity and Belonging : Levels of Community and their Normative Significance - Andrew Mason

Community, Solidarity and Belonging

Levels of Community and their Normative Significance

Hardcover Published: 27th July 2000
ISBN: 9780521631297
Number Of Pages: 256

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Despite the frequency with which the term 'community' is used, it is hard to find any comprehensive exploration of the nature and value of community. This book tries to remedy this omission whilst taking seriously the idea that community can be of different kinds and can exist at different levels, and that these levels and kinds may come into conflict with one another. It focuses on the question of what kind of community is valuable at the level of the state. It then explores the limits that ideals of political community place upon cultural diversity within the state, and the limits that, in turn, ideals of global community place upon the self-determination of political communities. This book will be of interest to students of political theory, philosophy and international relations.

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'Andrew Mason has written an illuminating and wonderfully stimulating book about important and difficult issues. Students of political thoery, philosophy, and international relations should read it not merely with interest, but with profit.' Richard Dagger, Arizona State University

Introduction
Community and its Value
The nature of community
The value of community
Political Community in a Culturally Diverse Society
Liberal political community and illiberal minorities
Republican political community
National community: the benefits of a sense of belonging together
Multicultural education for an inclusive political community
Political Community and the Limits of Global Community
The ideal of global community and the principle of non-intervention
Political communities, global solidarity and the state system
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521631297
ISBN-10: 0521631297
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th July 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52

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