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date: 24 July 2024

2. Between Traditions: Identity, Persuasion and Survivallocked

2. Between Traditions: Identity, Persuasion and Survivallocked

  • H. Patrick GlennH. Patrick GlennPeter M Laing Professor of Law at McGill University, Montreal


This chapter begins with a discussion of the importance of tradition in understanding social identity. It then turns to concept of an epistemic community; tradition as a universalizing force; and the state and the new diasporas. Various forms of states rely on their own authority as paramount over all others and on the primacy of secular constitutional law and national forms of identity. However, they are also experiencing the same internal problems — the problems of the new diasporas.

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