5) Pluralism scholar William Connolly has, however, provided a workable designation of a pluralist
as one who cherishes and engages cultural and religious diversity along their multilayered dimensions.
Levy, a professor of political theory at McGill University, calls the two opposing strains within liberalism "rationalism" and "pluralism" One goal of his book is to restore prominence to the pluralist
strain because "rationalist liberalism is most easily and most often mistaken for the whole of liberal political philosophy and the arguments in favor of pluralism are generally underdeveloped and unfamiliar in contemporary theory.
The current Justice and Development Party (AK Party) experience in Turkey shows that Muslims are not democrats and pluralists
vis-a-vis not only others but also each other.
In like vein, Levy argues that the rationalists are right to "expect groups to exercise more power over their members than can be justified by their free associational choices"; but that the pluralists
are likewise right to "expect states to exercise more power over groups than can be justified by the freedom of groups' members.
like John Hick and Paul Knitter think that this dialogical imperative calls for a "level playing field" (7) where no religion would approach another with a sense of superiority.
The trouble arises when pluralists
employ words such as 'thing', 'being', or 'reality', for they lack any clear criteria and so these 'claims look empty' (62).
Just as importantly, legal pluralists
have studied those situations in which two or more state and non-state normative systems occupy the same social field and must negotiate the resulting hybrid legal space.
All of these men, whom Ruble labels "successful pragmatic pluralists
," were quite adept at forging coalitions and negotiating compromises, and each contributed substantially to making his city a better place in which to live.
Are the pluralists
on a frontier where the mainstream will eventually arrive, or is pluralism destined to remain at the margins?
Ironically, early-twentieth-century pluralists
were particularly interested in legitimizing labor unions.
NSMs, on the other hand, mirror the educational pluralists
since NSMs emphasize diversity and identity.
Leaders directly involved in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, however, predict the document is not likely to hinder their efforts because their participants are not pluralists
in the sense condemned by Dominus Iesus.
Eventually, the analysts were vanquished by the pluralists
, whose legacy of eclecticism and diversity is still with us today.
But aid and comfort for the pluralists
was close at hand.
said there is no single right way of thinking.