Albania, Diversity, Education, and Democratization in

The concepts of diversity, education, and democracy are interwoven by virtue of the fact that they are bound to interact. Diversity is inherent in any society, no matter how uniform it may appear to some observers. In any society, it is natural for the ideas of free people to differ, something that often leads to tensions. Democratic theorists point out that to avoid societal deterioration, these tensions must be resolved through the pursuit of balance between self-interest and the common good—a basic principle of democracy. In a society where the common good prevails, diversity is a positive element and leads to harmony. When the common good is ignored, however, diversity turns society into a battlefield where everyone defends that for which they stand. Serious problems ...

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