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Veil politics in liberal democratic states [electronic resource] / Ajume H. Wingo ; with preface by Jeremy Waldron.

By: Wingo, Ajume H. (Ajume Hassan).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in philosophy and public policy: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 162 p.).ISBN: 0511064918 (electronic bk.); 9780511064913 (electronic bk.); 9781139164993 (electronic bk.); 1139164996 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democracy | Political culture | Rhetoric -- Political aspects | Symbolism in politics | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy | D�emocratie | Culture politique | Discours politique -- Aspect politique | Symbolisme en politique | Democratie | Liberalisme | Politieke besluitvorming | D�emocratie | Symbolisme en politique | Eloquence politique | Culture politique | Schleier | Politische Kultur | Symbol | Kopftuch | Demokratie | Muslimin | Westliche Welt | Democratie | Liberalisme | Politieke besluitvorming | Demokratie | Muslimin | Politik | SchleierGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Veil politics in liberal democratic states.DDC classification: 321.8 Other classification: 89.50 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface / Jeremy Waldron -- 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.
Review: "In this account of the development and sustainability of the liberal democratic state, Ajume H. Wingo offers a completely new perspective from that provided by political theorists. Such theories will typically argue for the basic values of liberal democracies by rationally justifying them. However, there is a significant gap between what people are rationally justified in believing and what they are actually motivated to do. Neglect of what actually motivates us to political action carries a great risk by leaving the motivation of citizens open to manipulation by opportunists.".Summary: "This book argues that it is non-rational factors - rhetoric, symbols, traditions - that more often than not provide the real source of motivation. Drawing from both historical and philosophical sources, Wingo demonstrates that these "veils," as he calls them, can play an essential role in a thriving, stable liberal democratic state. This theory of veil politics furnishes a conceptual framework within which we can reassess the role of aesthetics in politics, the nature and function of political myths in liberal democracies, and the value of civic education."--BOOK JACKET.
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Preface / Jeremy Waldron -- 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.

"In this account of the development and sustainability of the liberal democratic state, Ajume H. Wingo offers a completely new perspective from that provided by political theorists. Such theories will typically argue for the basic values of liberal democracies by rationally justifying them. However, there is a significant gap between what people are rationally justified in believing and what they are actually motivated to do. Neglect of what actually motivates us to political action carries a great risk by leaving the motivation of citizens open to manipulation by opportunists.".

"This book argues that it is non-rational factors - rhetoric, symbols, traditions - that more often than not provide the real source of motivation. Drawing from both historical and philosophical sources, Wingo demonstrates that these "veils," as he calls them, can play an essential role in a thriving, stable liberal democratic state. This theory of veil politics furnishes a conceptual framework within which we can reassess the role of aesthetics in politics, the nature and function of political myths in liberal democracies, and the value of civic education."--BOOK JACKET.

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