The Democratic Predicament : Cultural Diversity in Europe and India

By: Tripathy, JyotirmayaContributor(s): Padmanabhan, SudarsanMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (572 p.)ISBN: 9781317809425Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Democratic Predicament : Cultural Diversity in Europe and IndiaLOC classification: D1055 | .T757 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: Democracy and the Production of Cultural Diversity; Part I: Contestation; 1. Limits to Negotiations of Identities; 2. Multicultural Nationhood and the State in India; 3. Rethinking Pluralism and Rights: Meditative Verbs of Co-Realizations and the Challenges of Transformations; 4. Democracy, Diversity and Contestation: A Transnational European Perspective; 5. Democracy Promotion and the Problem of Peaceful Co-existence: Exploring the 'Democratic Diplomacy' of India
6. Postcolonial Cosmopolitanism: Making Place for NationalismPart II: Consensus; 7. Descriptive and Normative Pluralism: Making the Transition; 8. Democracy, Pluralism and Diversity: India and the European Union between Globalization and the Nation-State; 9. Democracy and Diversity and the Vernacularization Framework; 10. A Comparative Study of Multiculturalism in Theory and Practice in the European Union and India; 11. Multiculturalism Re-visited; Select Bibliography; About the Editors; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary: Both India and Europe have been undergoing a difficult process of negotiating cultural, religious and ethnic diversity within their democratic frameworks. In fact, recent incidents of xenophobic backlash against multiculturalism and minority communities in Europe, as well as myriad movements for constitutional recognition of castes, tribes and languages and the emergence of Islamophobic terror in India, question the conventional idea of democracy as the idyllic preserver of diversity. This volume contests the simplistic connection between democracy and diversity by proposing that democracy, in
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Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: Democracy and the Production of Cultural Diversity; Part I: Contestation; 1. Limits to Negotiations of Identities; 2. Multicultural Nationhood and the State in India; 3. Rethinking Pluralism and Rights: Meditative Verbs of Co-Realizations and the Challenges of Transformations; 4. Democracy, Diversity and Contestation: A Transnational European Perspective; 5. Democracy Promotion and the Problem of Peaceful Co-existence: Exploring the 'Democratic Diplomacy' of India

6. Postcolonial Cosmopolitanism: Making Place for NationalismPart II: Consensus; 7. Descriptive and Normative Pluralism: Making the Transition; 8. Democracy, Pluralism and Diversity: India and the European Union between Globalization and the Nation-State; 9. Democracy and Diversity and the Vernacularization Framework; 10. A Comparative Study of Multiculturalism in Theory and Practice in the European Union and India; 11. Multiculturalism Re-visited; Select Bibliography; About the Editors; Notes on Contributors; Index

Both India and Europe have been undergoing a difficult process of negotiating cultural, religious and ethnic diversity within their democratic frameworks. In fact, recent incidents of xenophobic backlash against multiculturalism and minority communities in Europe, as well as myriad movements for constitutional recognition of castes, tribes and languages and the emergence of Islamophobic terror in India, question the conventional idea of democracy as the idyllic preserver of diversity. This volume contests the simplistic connection between democracy and diversity by proposing that democracy, in

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Jyotirmaya Tripathy is Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).

Sudarsan Padmanabhan is Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras.

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