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Ajume H. Wingo argues that non-rational factors--rhetoric, symbols, and traditions--provide the actual source of motivation in the development and sustainability of the liberal democratic state. Drawing from historical and philosophical sources, Wingo demonstrates that these "veils" can play an essential role in a thriving, stable liberal democratic state.Read more
- Radical challenge to contemporary political theory
- Strong endorsement of author from Jeremy Waldron in a special preface to the book
- Interdisciplinary appeal across philosophy, political science, law, and sociology
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- Date Published: August 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521891288
- length: 180 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.257kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to veil politics
2. History, culture and persons
3. Liberalism and veil politics
4. The art of liberal politics
5. Civic education in a liberal state.
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