Civic Solidarity: the negotiation of identity in modern societies

@inproceedings{Sammut2011CivicST,
  title={Civic Solidarity: the negotiation of identity in modern societies},
  author={Gordon Sammut},
  year={2011}
}
Contemporary societies are marked by a diversity of opinions that pertain to different cultural groups. Intercultural encounters have the potential for mutual enrichment but may also contain the seeds for conflict. This paper looks at the processes that bind people together in contemporary societies given their diversity. Durkheim’s distinction between mechanical and organic forms of social solidarity is extended to a third variant: civic solidarity, that refers to the bonds that tie people… CONTINUE READING

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