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Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

George Rupp


In many places around the world, relations between ethnic and religious groups that for long periods coexisted more or less amicably are now fraught with aggression and violence. This trend has profound international implications, threatening efforts to narrow the gap between rich and poor. Underscoring the need for sustained action, George Rupp urges the secular West to reckon with the continuing power of religious conviction and embrace the full extent of the world’s diversity. While individualism is a powerful force in Western cultures and a cornerstone of Western foreign policy, it elicits ... More

Keywords: Inclusive Communities, Individualism, Education, Religion, Global, Collaboration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231174282
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Rupp, author