David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Diogenes 55 (4):105-107 (2008)
This short paper deals with the difficult articulation of a diverse cultural heritage within a society and the democratic forms of assuring its social cohesion. Special attention is paid to the links between immaterial culture and the environment that transforms it into a structural element of social cohesion. Culture is seen as a 'mould' which shapes a shared behaviour, and democracy can be conceived as a system made up of elements of a cultural nature that go as far as implying safeguarding pluralism, respect and tolerance of all kinds of difference. This is the case with those countries where the structures of the modern state are in the process of disappearing and being redefined in new forms, whose essential feature is acceptance of cultural diversity. If we conceive democracy in terms of heritage and in terms of non-exclusion of cultures dominated by a dominant culture, then it results that Mexico has not experienced true democracy - either in the past or nowadays
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Marinus Iwuchukwu (2003). Democracy in a Multireligious and Cultural Setting: The Nigerian Context. World Futures 59 (5):381 – 390.
Salvatore Vasta (2010). A New “Essential Tension” for Rationality and Culture. What Happens If Politics Tries to Encounter Science Again. Axiomathes 20 (1):129-143.
Geneviève Souillac (2012). The Burden of Democracy: The Claims of Cultures, Public Culture, and Democratic Memory. Lexington Books.
Geneviève Souillac (2012). The Burden of Democracy: The Claims of Cultures and Public Culture. Lexington Books.
Ranjoo Seodu Herr (2008). Cultural Claims and the Limits of Liberal Democracy. Social Theory and Practice 34 (1):25-48.
L. Cornu (2008). Trust, Strangeness and Hospitality. Diogenes 55 (4):15-26.
F. Riviere (2008). Introduction. Diogenes 55 (4):3-5.
Arash Abizadeh (2002). Does Liberal Democracy Presuppose a Cultural Nation? Four Arguments. American Political Science Review 96 (3):495-509.
Thomas Heyd (2005). Nature, Culture, and Natural Heritage: Toward a Culture of Nature. Environmental Ethics 27 (4):339-354.
R. F. J. Seddon (2011). The Ethical Patiency of Cultural Heritage. Dissertation, Durham University
Added to index2010-07-27
Total downloads10 ( #336,915 of 1,907,401 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #466,442 of 1,907,401 )
How can I increase my downloads?