Book review of ‘The Strains of Commitment. The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, edited by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

In ‘The Strains of Commitment. The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, the editors Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka investigate how solidarity can be sustained despite being increasingly challenged by societal diversity, in order to achieve a just society. Through a rigorous revisit of the nature, importance and political sources of solidarity, they provide a convincing pledge in favor of narratives, actors and policies that develop an inclusive territorial identity. By combining theoretical contributions around an implicit debate between the editors, Levy and Van Parijs, and empirical studies that test or extend their considerations, the book speaks to both political theorists and comparativists.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalRegional and Federal Studies
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2019

Keywords

    Cite this

    @article{9170cf4c42cf4bf889b4cd3ea25024a5,
    title = "Book review of ‘The Strains of Commitment. The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, edited by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka (Oxford University Press, 2017)",
    abstract = "In ‘The Strains of Commitment. The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, the editors Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka investigate how solidarity can be sustained despite being increasingly challenged by societal diversity, in order to achieve a just society. Through a rigorous revisit of the nature, importance and political sources of solidarity, they provide a convincing pledge in favor of narratives, actors and policies that develop an inclusive territorial identity. By combining theoretical contributions around an implicit debate between the editors, Levy and Van Parijs, and empirical studies that test or extend their considerations, the book speaks to both political theorists and comparativists.",
    keywords = "federalism, multiculturalism, social justice, deliberative democracy, nationalism",
    author = "Christoph Niessen",
    year = "2019",
    month = "1",
    day = "16",
    language = "English",
    journal = "Regional and Federal Studies",
    issn = "1359-7566",
    publisher = "Routledge",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Book review of ‘The Strains of Commitment. The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, edited by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka (Oxford University Press, 2017)

    AU - Niessen, Christoph

    PY - 2019/1/16

    Y1 - 2019/1/16

    N2 - In ‘The Strains of Commitment. The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, the editors Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka investigate how solidarity can be sustained despite being increasingly challenged by societal diversity, in order to achieve a just society. Through a rigorous revisit of the nature, importance and political sources of solidarity, they provide a convincing pledge in favor of narratives, actors and policies that develop an inclusive territorial identity. By combining theoretical contributions around an implicit debate between the editors, Levy and Van Parijs, and empirical studies that test or extend their considerations, the book speaks to both political theorists and comparativists.

    AB - In ‘The Strains of Commitment. The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, the editors Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka investigate how solidarity can be sustained despite being increasingly challenged by societal diversity, in order to achieve a just society. Through a rigorous revisit of the nature, importance and political sources of solidarity, they provide a convincing pledge in favor of narratives, actors and policies that develop an inclusive territorial identity. By combining theoretical contributions around an implicit debate between the editors, Levy and Van Parijs, and empirical studies that test or extend their considerations, the book speaks to both political theorists and comparativists.

    KW - federalism

    KW - multiculturalism

    KW - social justice

    KW - deliberative democracy

    KW - nationalism

    M3 - Article

    JO - Regional and Federal Studies

    T2 - Regional and Federal Studies

    JF - Regional and Federal Studies

    SN - 1359-7566

    ER -