Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

12-2009

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Source Publication

Development

Source ISSN

1011-6370

Abstract

Following Amartya Sen's approach, John Davis and Solange Regina Marin look at individual and social reasoning when examining the complex relationship between identity and democracy. They characterize democracy as a process of social or public reasoning that combines the individual reasoning of all citizens. Identity is explained in terms of personal identity, social identity, and individual identity. They argue that democracy in combining the individual reasoning of all citizens responds to individuals’ different personal identity concerns and needs, reflects their shared social identity interests and goals, and accords them rights and responsibilities associated with their many different individual identities.

Comments

Accepted version.Development, Vol. 52, No. 4 (December 2009): 500-508. DOI.© Palgrave Macmillan 2009. Used with permission.

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