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Unformatted text preview: Opposites of politics Pluralism (overlapping memberships, competing interests) Communalism (political identity defined exclusively by ethnicity, religion, language) Little interaction between religious groups in Romania Historical Memories Used to understand yourself in context Stories passed along from generation to generation Provide identity and unity for the ethnic or national group Common Memories Positive: Enforce feelings of commitment to the group Negative: Enforce feelings of alienation from other groups Anti-Politics Eschewing cooperative forms of behavior. Lack of compromising and problem solving Getting even and nursing a grudge A politics of violence A Politics of Forgiveness Politics of accommodation and forgetting Common interests- better to live in community that in a state of war Not cynicism but participation...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSCI 1024 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '07