Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies (Hardback)
  • The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies (Hardback)
zoom

The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£65.00
Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 13/04/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Building and sustaining solidarity is a compelling challenge, especially in ethnically and religiously diverse societies. Recent research has concentrated on forces that trigger backlash and exclusion. The Strains of Commitment examines the politics of diversity in the opposite direction, exploring the potential sources of support for an inclusive solidarity, in particular political sources of solidarity. The volume asks three questions: Is solidarity really necessary for successful modern societies? Is diversity really a threat to solidarity? And what types of political communities, political agents, and political institutions and policies help sustain solidarity in contexts of diversity? To answer these questions, the volume brings together leading scholars in both normative political theory and empirical social science. Drawing on in-depth case studies, historical and comparative research, and quantitative cross-national studies, the research suggests that solidarity does not emerge spontaneously or naturally from economic and social processes but is inherently built or eroded though political action. The politics that builds inclusive solidarity may be conflicting in the first instance, but the resulting solidarity is sustained over time when it becomes incorporated into collective (typically national) identities and narratives, when it is reinforced on a recurring basis by political agents, and - most importantly - when it becomes embedded in political institutions and policy regimes. While some of the traditional political sources of solidarity are being challenged or weakened in an era of increased globalization and mobility, the authors explore the potential for new political narratives, coalitions, and policy regimes to sustain inclusive solidarity.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198795452
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 240 x 181 x 32 mm

You may also be interested in...

Inventing the Individual
Added to basket
The Captive Mind
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Identity and Violence
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Common Sense
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Politics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Edmund Burke
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Portable Hannah Arendt
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
The Prince
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
On Liberty
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.