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Simeon Mitropolitski

Modern political theory, while defining a democratic political regime, puts an emphasis on institutions and procedures. According to this view, whether a particular country is democratic or not depends on the ability of the opposition to oust the incumbent government without leaving the framework of existing institutions and procedures. Cultural values that sustain the democratic polity, including the spirit of political equality, are given much less attention. These values are assumed to be already present, either as a reflection of our similar physical constitution or as a reflection of the presence of democratic political regimes. This research challenges both the monopoly of the procedural understanding of democracy and the lack of particular interest regarding the construction of egalitarian political culture. I claim, first, that the rise of an egalitarian political culture contributes to the establishment of a democratic political regime and, second, that the establishment of modern schools in the late sixteenth century contributed to the construction of this egalitarian political culture.

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Poverty and Shame

Interactional Impacts on Claimants of Chinese Dibao

Jian Chen and Lichao Yang

is no sense of shame attached to this situation. The discretion used in rural areas has some characteristics in common. First, when cultural values conflict with policy, most of the time, frontline staff prefer to respect cultural values. For example

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

(51 percent) ( Lambert 2016 ). Finally, societal inequalities between Remain and Leave voters suggest that the UK is deeply divided in terms of age, class, material wealth, social and cultural values, national allegiances, geography, and educational

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Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

to anticolonial nationalism as an “important example of a relativizing universalism assaulting a generalizing one,” Hill notes that in defending particularistic cultural values, even resistance movements tend to rely on universal categories developed

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Citizens and Citizenship

The Rhetoric of Dutch Immigrant Integration Policy in 2011

Dana Rem and Des Gasper

the specific and dominant Dutch cultural values” (2014: 173). What, then, was new in the 2011 policy note/paper, if anything? Any new government tries to gain credit by announcing that it is taking fundamentally new steps. We suggest that something

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Adriana Zaharijević, Kristen Ghodsee, Efi Kanner, Árpád von Klimó, Matthew Stibbe, Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Žarka Svirčev, Agata Ignaciuk, Sophia Kuhnle, Ana Miškovska Kajevska, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Marina Hughson, Sanja Petrović Todosijević, Enriketa Papa-Pandelejmoni, Stanislava Barać, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Selin Çağatay, and Agnieszka Mrozik

, and Georgina Mackenzie. Women's travel writing, the authors note, differed from male travelogues. Female travelers often managed to access the intimate spaces allocated to women in Ottoman times—including the harem—thanks to the shared cultural value

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Pan-African Linguistic and Cultural Unity

A Basis For pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance

Simphiwe Sesanti

found in one ethnic group. Interestingly and ironically, it is by studying ethnic cultural values that exposes the existence of African cultural unity. African Cultural Unity A scientific study of African culture reveals that, one, ‘ancestor

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Learning to Judge Politics

Professor John Dunn (Interviewed by Professor Lawrence Hamilton)

John Dunn and Lawrence Hamilton

particularly unpleasant and not going to improve anything by pitching in except by chance. Supposing the Conservative Party became a mass party, it wouldn't be representing only communities with cultural values all of which I share, but it would be playing an

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A Critique of Liberal Universalism

The Concept of Secular Philosophical Grounding

Jaan S. Islam

individualistic culture] and promoting the cultural values of respect, and mental and physical support for the elderly by younger generation’ ( Mughal et al. 2016: 15 ). This policy is by nature anti-individualistic and promotes community and family ties. Instead

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Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus, and Katja Mäkinen

and creates an image of the EU as not only an economic or a political project but also a humanist one that has its bases in a common or interlinked past(s), cultural narratives, and/or cultural values. Thus, the semantic and contextual transformations