Philosophy and Social Criticism 24 (6):1-24 (1998)

Abstract
Much of John Rawls' later work is concerned with the appli cation of his philosophical conceptions to the reality of liberal-democratic polities. I suggest that given the modern democratic reality of ethno national pluralism, Rawls' political conception of justice is insufficient to ensure democratic stability. Democratic states manage to contain ethnic pluralism while remaining compatible with liberal principles by promoting a corporate national identity. The key, I argue, lies in the particular member ship criteria devised and implemented by the state. Hence, the promotion of a corporate national identity negates state neutrality, but not necessarily political liberalism. Key Words: Israel • Israeli Arabs • national identity • pluralism • Rawls.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/019145379802400601
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,276
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Political Liberalism.John Rawls - 1993 - Columbia University Press.
Justice as Fairness: Political Not Metaphysical.John Rawls - 1985 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 14 (3):223-251.
Social Choice and Individual Values.Irving M. Copi - 1952 - Science and Society 16 (2):181-181.
Political Liberalism.Stephen Mulhall - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):542-545.

View all 14 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Meditations on National Identity.Bat-ami Bar On - 1994 - Hypatia 9 (2):40 - 62.
Quasi-National European Identity and European Democracy.D. J. - 2001 - Law and Philosophy 20 (3):283-311.
Multiculturalism and the Challenge of Pluralism.Volker Kaul - 2011 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (4):505-516.
Quasi-National European Identity and European Democracy.Jos De Beus - 2001 - Law and Philosophy 20 (3):283 - 311.
Nations Beyond Nationalism.Helder7 De Schutter - 2007 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 50 (4):378 – 394.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
27 ( #389,085 of 2,419,625 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #350,869 of 2,419,625 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes