The Limits Of Social Cohesion: Conflict And Mediation In Pluralist Societies, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Limits Of Social Cohesion

Conflict And Mediation In Pluralist Societies, 1st Edition

By Peter L. Berger


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Normative conflicts center on fundamental disagreements over issues of public morality and the identity of a society. In thinking about normative conflicts on a global scale, two principal questions arise. First, are there common characteristics of such conflicts worldwide? Second, which institutions polarize such conflicts and which can serve to m

Table of Contents

Preface -- Preface -- Introduction -- The American Culture War -- The Past in the Present: Redefining Laicite in Multicultural France -- Normative Conflicts in Germany: Basic Consensus, Changing Values, and Social Movements -- Uncertain Ghosts: Populists and Urbans in Postcommunist Hungary -- Revolution from the Top and Horizontal Mediation: The Case of Chile's Transition to Democracy -- South Africa: Normative Conflicts, Social Cohesion, and Mediating Institutions -- Some Notes on Normative Conflicts in Turkey -- Islamic Tolerance: The Struggle for a Pluralist Ethics in Contemporary Indonesia -- The Conflict of Norms and Values in Contemporary Indian Society -- Normative Conflicts in Japan -- Normative Conflicts in Contemporary Taiwan -- Conclusion: General Observations on Normative Conflicts and Mediation -- Executive Summaries

About the Author

Peter L. Berger is director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General