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)

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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.
langue originaleAnglais
Nombre de pages3
journalRegional and Federal Studies
Volume(online first)
Les DOIs
étatPublié - 16 janv. 2019

mots-clés

  • federalism
  • multiculturalism
  • social justice
  • deliberative democracy
  • nationalism

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