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Political Parties in Costa Rica: Democratic Stability and Party System Change in a Latin American Context

John A. Booth

in Party Politics in New Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199289653
eISBN:
9780191710964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Arising from the 1948 Costa Rican civil war, a multiparty system developed in Costa Rica under a social democratic National Liberation Party (PLN) that dominated the polity for decades. Small ... More


The Ties That Bind

Will Kymlicka

in Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290919
eISBN:
9780191599712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290918.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Addresses the concern that group‐differentiated rights for minority cultures will inhibit the development of a shared identity necessary for a stable social order. There is a common worry that ... More


Shared Values, Social Unity, and Liberty

Margaret Gilbert

in Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

In political philosophy “shared values” are often seen as productive of social unity. This essay assesses that perception. It considers three accounts of shared values, starting with the summative ... More


Law in Society: A Unifying Power or a Source of Conflict?

Daphne Barak-Erez

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter assesses the outlooks of the recourse to law as a basis for social unity. It specifically discusses the manner in which law has served as a unifying force throughout history and then ... More


A Real Unity of Them All

Margaret Gilbert

in Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

The gradual emergence of the European Union has provoked the question whether it constitutes a new “we”. This essay asks how a “we” is constituted. In Hobbes’s terms: how can one constitute a “real ... More


Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Margaret Gilbert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This book comprises eighteen wide-ranging essays that share a common theme: the centrality of joint commitment to human life, both private and public. After an opening chapter that introduces joint ... More


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

Matt Rossano

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165006
eISBN:
9780231535465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165006.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. ... More


The Awak People: The Moral Aesthetics of Social Unity

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

There is an aesthetic of social unity created through everyday interactions in Minangkabau society, where mixing in (bagaua) and being normal (biaso) are powerful moral concerns, supported by the ... More


Formal Education

Jack Russell Weinstein

in Adam Smith's Pluralism: Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300162530
eISBN:
9780300163759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162530.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines formal education. This involves two related concerns. The first is the nature and purpose of schooling. The second is the role of schooling in a commercial society, including ... More


Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Jacques Lezra

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232352
eISBN:
9780823235889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book speaks to three related questions in contemporary political philosophy. How, if different social interests and demands are constitutively antagonistic, can social unity ... More


Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Arthur Kaledin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers an original combination of biography, character study, and wide-ranging analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, bringing new light to that classic work. It examines ... More


Being Minangkabau: Imagining Adat, Islam, and Ethnic Character

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The meanings attached to Minangkabau identity can be read as moral arguments for what society, and properly Minangkabau people, ought to be like. Minangkabau identity is imagined in terms of three ... More


Religious Rhetoric and the Politics of Identity

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the invocation of religious identities in modern campaigns. It provides evidence that religious rhetoric is rarely concerned with taking stances on issues or rationalizing a ... More


Conclusions

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The concluding chapter draws together the discussion of the earlier chapters by reiterating what went wrong and the nature of governance practices that helped to arrest and turn around growth ... More


Managing Diversity through Non-Territorial Autonomy: Assessing Advantages, Deficiencies, and Risks

Tove H. Malloy, Alexander Osipov, and Balázs Vizi (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198738459
eISBN:
9780191801747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738459.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

Non-territorial autonomy (NTA) is a statecraft tool gaining increasing importance in societies that are seeking to accommodate demands by ethno-cultural groups for a voice in cultural affairs ... More


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