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Observations on the Semantic Trajectory of Pluralism in Scholarly Discourse

A Study of Two Argumentative Tropes

Jean Terrier

The present article proposes a history of the term pluralism with a focus on the scholarly discourse thereon. In other words, the semantics of pluralism in politics (where it usually refers to a political system with several parties), in the

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Liberalism, Pluralism and the Sphere Division in Harold Laski

Gal Gerson

towards the construction of a welfare-oriented liberalism. Next, I address the conceptual details of the synthesis Laski brings about in his work between different individualist perspectives, on the one hand, and pluralism on the other. This is followed by

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Religious Pluralism in Post-communist Eastern Europe

The Case of Belarus

Larissa Titarenko

There is a stereotype that such former Soviet republics as Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are totally Orthodox. However, this statement is not entirely correct, as part of the population in these countries belong to many different churches, while a large part have rather eclectic religious and para-religious beliefs. In the case of Belarus, a major part of the population belongs to two Christian confessions, Orthodox and Catholic, while many other confessions and new religious movements also exist. Religious pluralism is a practical reality in Belarus which has the reputation of the most religiously tolerant post-Soviet country. Contemporary laws provide the legal basis for the tolerant relations in the country, and there is a historical tradition of religious tolerance in Belarus. Research data from the EVS studies and national surveys are used.

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The anthropology of media and the question of ethnic and religious pluralism

Patrick Eisenlohr

This essay discusses anthropological approaches to the study of media interacting with contexts of ethnic and religious diversity. The main argument is that not only issues of access to and exclusion from public spheres are relevant for an understanding of media and pluralism. Background assumptions and ideologies about media technologies and their functioning also require more comparative analysis, as they impact public spheres and claims to authority and authenticity that ultimately produce and shape scenarios of ethnic and religious diversity. This additional dimension of diversity in the question of media and ethnic and religious pluralism is particularly apparent in crises of political and religious mediation. The latter often result in desires to bypass established forms of political and religious mediation that are in turn often projected on new media technologies.

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Commentary on “Siting Pluralism”

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

—siting pluralism—proves particularly potent. Sometimes imagined as uncompromisingly singular (i.e., spatial ‘locative’ religion as opposed to utopian portable religion) and at other times as spatial in a plural, less exclusive sense, the spaces/places of these

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Does Democratic Theory Need Epistemic Standards?

Grounds for a Purely Procedural Defense of Majority Rule

Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti

justification of majority rule affects the degree of normative pluralism with which a philosophically sustainable defense of democracy is compatible ( Galston 2000 ). All of these issues are posed in a particularly poignant way by a specific strand of

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The Avoidance Approach to Plural Value

Luke Brunning

Introduction The dispute between value pluralists and value monists often seems animated by differences in personal temperament, especially differences in what people find satisfying. Pluralism hopes to explain why practical conflicts arise

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Moral Conflict

The Private, the Public and the Political

Marios Filis

Monism, Pluralism and Relativism In this article I want to re-examine the issue of moral conflict and argue that certain explanations of this issue are particularly problematic in relation to the distinction between the concepts of the private

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Belonging to Spontaneous Order

Hayek, Pluralism, Democracy

Stephanie Erev

: Pluralisms Old and New While many important studies of neoliberalism's relations to democracy such as Brown's focus on neoliberalism's assaults on social welfare and the principle of popular sovereignty, here I ask whether neoliberal assaults on democracy

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Searching for an ‘Authentic Encounter’

Exploring New Conceptualisations of Pluralism in Indonesia

Dayana Lengauer

. . . pluralism has almost always (but, of course, not always consciously) the function to cover up for, distract attention from, elevate to a level of abstract inevitability, relations of unequal multiplicity. ( Fabian 1985: 139 ) I arrived