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Author Strandbrink, Peter,
Title Civic education and liberal democracy : making post-normative citizens in normative political spaces / Peter Strandbrink.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

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Author Strandbrink, Peter,
Series Palgrave studies in global citizenship, education and democracy
Palgrave studies in global citizenship, education and democracy.
Subject Democracy and education.
Education -- Political aspects.
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction; Flattening Times and Tectonic Politics; Notes on the Research Topic; Liberal Democracy Reconsidered; Technocracy and Educational Statehood; Contents of the Study; Chapter 2 Civic Education and Liberal Democracy; Liberalism and Normativity; Civic Education and Mechanistic Statehood; The Arrested Logic of Educational Scholarship; A Critical Theory of Public Normative Education; The Logic of Civic Competence; Concluding Remarks; Chapter 3 Cultural Pluralism and Social Cohesion; Social Cohesion and State Identity.
Relations of Statehood and CultureArticulating Civic Education Universally; The Diachronic Nature of Civic and Citizenship Education; Concluding Remarks; Chapter 4 Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Interculturality; Main Concepts Driving Normative Schooling; Analysing Civic and Religious Education; Parochialism ₄!Cosmopolitanism; Civic-Religious Educational Negotiation in Seven Cases; Making Sense of Tolerance, Education, and Nation-Making Out of Values; Concluding Remarks; Chapter 5 Tolerance and Neutrality in Civic and Religious Education.
Two Theses on Ideological Neutrality and Cultural ConditionalisationConfessional Neutrality; Cultural Neutrality and Political Power; Civic Neutrality and the Triadic Logic of the Subject; Concluding Remarks; Chapter 6 Educating Europeans for the Good Life; Identities of Cork and Lead; Methodology and the European Good Life; Citizenship; Religiosity; Activism; Orders of Normativity, Civic Education, and the European Good Life; The European Civic Prospect Package; Concluding Remarks; Chapter 7 Revisiting Civic Education and Liberal Democracy; Civic Education and Cultural Tectonics, Again.
Revisiting Political Universalism, Clean Slates, and Post-normativityA Final Assessment of Culture, Ideology, and Educational Statehood; Afterword; References; Index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index.
Summary This book explores the inherent tension in civic education. There is a surging belief in contemporary European society that liberal democracy should work harder to reproduce the civic and normative setups of national populations through public education. The cardinal notion is that education remains the best means to accomplish this end, and educational regimes appropriate tools to make the young more tolerant, civic, democratic, communal, cosmopolitan, and prone to engaged activism. This book is concerned with the ambiguities that strain standard visions of civic education and educational statehood. On the one hand, civic-normative education is expected to drive tolerance in the face of conflicting good-life affirmations and accelerating worldview pluralisation; on the other hand, nation-states are primarily interested in reproducing the normative prerogatives that prevail in restricted cultural environments. This means that civic education unfolds on two irreconcilable planes at once: one cosmopolitan/tolerant, another parochial/intolerant. The book will be of significant interest to students and scholars of education, sociology, normative statehood, democracy, and liberal political culture, particularly those working in the areas of civic education; as well as education policy-makers.
ISBN 9783319557984 (electronic bk.)
331955798X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-55798-4
OCLC # 993760492
Additional Format Print version: Strandbrink, Peter. Civic education and liberal democracy. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 9783319557977 3319557971 (OCoLC)973920185

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