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Rebecca B. Kook

The Logic of Democratic Exclusion: African Americans in the United States and Palestinian Citizens in Israel

The Logic of Democratic Exclusion: African Americans in the United States and Palestinian Citizens in Israel

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Building upon a theoretical framework of democratic exclusion as a tool of public policy, Rebecca Kook uses sources as diverse as postage stamps and public festivals to unravel the 'logic' of democratic identity. She makes the provocative argument that membership in democracies is inherently exclusionary, and that national exclusion is a tacit requirement for successfully democratic regimes. Moving from a discussion of the political and legal construction of national identity to the particular experiences of the African American minority in the United States and the Palestinian minority in Israel, Kook raises serious questions about the potential for real democracy in societies plagued by complex racial and ethnic divides and social, economic, and political inequality.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kook, Rebecca B.
Published: 10/31/2002
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739104422
Pages: 232
Weight: 0.76lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.53d
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