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Jørn Borup Michael Böss, Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger, Antje Gimmler, Nils Holtug, John Hutchinson, Ronald Inglehart, Donald Ipperciel, Will Kymlicka, Niels Kærgård, Lane Jan-Erik, Pippa Norris, Georg Sørensen, Frederik Stjernfelt, Margit Warburg og Uwe Wagschal
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Economists used to claim that material self-interest and the rational choices of the individual were universal factors that transcended cultural values and differences. This position has been challenged by critics, who have pointed out the methodological and philosophical weaknesses of this approach. They dispute the idea that social order can be explained as the product of the choices of individual agents, and that social agents operate independently of their social and cultural values and norms. Today, there is virtual agreement, not only among students of culture, but also among social scientists that "culture counts" in both politics and society as well as in international relations. In this book, a number of international political scientists, economists, philosophers, and humanist scholars address the role of culture, ethnicity, and religion in contemporary states and societies.
Table of contents
PART 1. CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
PART 2. CULTURE, CONFLICT, AND WORLD ORDER
PART 3. DIVERSITY AND THE NATION STATE
MA in Scandinavian languages and literature Rikke works primarily with the series 50 højdepunkter and modern history and spends the rest of her time on communications, sales and marketing of Press books. She has a background as an expatriate Dane with jobs in the journals department at Cambridge University Press, teacher of English as a foreign language and project worker at art museums in the US.
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