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Segmented Foundations and Pluralism

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271252
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601101 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271259.003.0007
 Segmented Foundations and Pluralism

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Examines the processes of internal fragmentation implicit within the logic of the conventionalist arguments, using the generic conceptual theme of ‘pluralism’ to analyse liberal pluralism, multicultural pluralism, and difference‐based pluralism. The basic argument made in this chapter is that conventionalism does not cease to work at the level of the nation or community. Every traditional community or nation is constituted by multiple sub‐communities and sub‐cultures.

Keywords: difference theory; feminism; identity; liberalism; multiculturalism; pluralism; postmodernism

Chapter.  13006 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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