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Inclusion and Democracy
This controversial new look at democracy in a multicultural society considers the ideals of political inclusion and exclusion, and recommends ways to engage in democratic politics in a more inclusive way. Processes of debate and decision making often marginalize individuals and groups because the norms of political discussion are biased against some forms of expression.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 20th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published July 6th 2000)
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An indispensable book on political theory to anyone who has struggled to find theoretical and practical models of coming to grips with the problems of multiculturalism, segregation and the increasing of democratic participation and answerability on all levels of decicion-making from the very local to the globe-encompassing.
In Inclusion and Democracy, Iris Marion Young theorizes democratic communication and inclusion in a democratic society. Two ideals of a democratic society should be self-determination, or "being able to participate in determining one's action and the condition of one's actions" (32); and self-development, or the ability "to learn and use satisfying and expansive skills in socially recognized settings, and . . . to play and communicate with others or express their feelings and perspectives on soc ...more