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.
- social justice
- deliberative democracy