Single Idea 23409

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism / a. Communitarianism]

Full Idea

In recent centuries the ideal of community has taken many forms, from class solidarity or shared citizenship to a common ethnic descent or cultural identity.

Gist of Idea

Community can focus on class or citizenship or ethnicity or culture


Will Kymlicka (Community [1993], 'Intro')

Book Reference

'A Companion to Contemporary Political Phil', ed/tr. Goodin,R.E/Pettit,Philip [Blackwell 1995], p.366

A Reaction

Language and religion are not explicitly mentioned, but must be implied. Supporting a major sports team is also worth mentioning.

Related Idea

Idea 23411 Communitarians see justice as primarily a community matter, rather than a principle [Kymlicka]