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Single Idea 21118

[catalogued under 25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 1. Political Theory]

Full Idea

'Constitutional patriots' favour a 'post-national' form of political identity in which members share common political values, but not necessarily a common national identity.

Gist of Idea

Constitutional Patriotism unites around political values (rather than national identity)


Andrew Shorten (Contemporary Political Theory [2016], 02)

A Reaction

Interesting. Not sure if you can keep political values distinct from community values. In theory it is an approach designed for cultural pluralism. But if the political values are liberal that implies cultural freedoms for (e.g.) women.

Book Reference

Shorten,Andrew: 'Contemporary Political Theory' [Palgrave 2016], p.19