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Title
Creating mutual identification and solidarity in highly diversified societies : the importance of identification by shared participation
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Abstract
Like the liberal nationalists, we insist that a sense of belonging together is necessary for the practice of an egalitarian democracy. Therefore, we can take a shared national identity as one of the building blocks of the welfare state. However, we argue that a shared cultural or civic national identity can not be a necessary condition for this sense of belonging together. The mere fact of co-operation and common participation in shared activities and projects can create a sense of belonging together, regardless of whether the participants do share a national identity. Governments of diversified societies can try to establish a shared national culture, but equally important is their task to create a sense of belonging together by virtue of co-operation and shared participation. It is particularly important that people can meet each other, and therefore efforts by the government to establish social mix and a common language may be legitimate policies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
South African journal of philosophy. - Pretoria
Publication
Pretoria : 2012
ISSN
0258-0136
Volume/pages
31:3(2012), p. 560-575
ISI
000310178900006
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 30.11.2012
Last edited 27.06.2017
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