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The Resource Decency and difference : humanity and the global challenge of identity politics, Steven C. Roach, (electronic resource)

Decency and difference : humanity and the global challenge of identity politics, Steven C. Roach, (electronic resource)

Label
Decency and difference : humanity and the global challenge of identity politics
Title
Decency and difference
Title remainder
humanity and the global challenge of identity politics
Statement of responsibility
Steven C. Roach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Decency remains one of the most prevalent yet least understood terms in today's political discourse. In evoking respect, kindness, courage, integrity, reason, and tolerance, it has long expressed an unquestioned duty and belief in promoting and protecting the dignity of all persons. Today this unquestioned belief is in crisis. Tribalism and identity politics have both hindered and threatened its moral stability and efficacy. Still, many continue to undertheorize its political character by isolating it from the effects of identity politics. Decency and Difference argues that decency is a primary source of the political tension that has long shaped the struggles for power, identity, and justice in the global arena. It distinguishes among basic, conservative, and liberal strands of decency to critically examine the many conflicting and competing applications of decency in global politics. Together these different stands reflect a long and uneven evolution from the British and American Empire to a global network of justice. By engaging the contradictions of the progressive and retrogressive qualities of decency and the role played by emotion and affect in driving these contradictions, the book exposes the propriety gaps of decency and the disparate ways that it is practiced in global politics. The book thus addresses the global challenge of reconciling different political proprieties and configuring a diverse political ethic of decency"--
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Roach, Steven C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Configurations : critical studies of world politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political ethics
  • Political culture
  • Identity politics
  • Justice
  • Reconciliation
  • Power (Social sciences)
Label
Decency and difference : humanity and the global challenge of identity politics, Steven C. Roach, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The idea of decency -- The making of a basic human value -- Liberal decency and the global challenge of identity politics -- Affective decency and its unstructured potential -- Islamism and Egyptian politics -- Global and local justice in Northern Uganda -- The Roma's moral predicament and the European Union -- Decency in the age of Trump
Control code
ssj0002228429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472131624
Lccn
2019025038
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002228429
Label
Decency and difference : humanity and the global challenge of identity politics, Steven C. Roach, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The idea of decency -- The making of a basic human value -- Liberal decency and the global challenge of identity politics -- Affective decency and its unstructured potential -- Islamism and Egyptian politics -- Global and local justice in Northern Uganda -- The Roma's moral predicament and the European Union -- Decency in the age of Trump
Control code
ssj0002228429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472131624
Lccn
2019025038
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002228429

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