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Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the core objective of this volume. In it leading experts track cultural trends in all regions of the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to heritage conservation, artistic expression, and the cultural industries. The book also includes a data section that consolidates the recently commenced but still inchoate work of cultural indicators.

Creating Concord Organizations: Institutional Design for Bridging Antagonistic Cultures
Creating concord organizations: Institutional design for bridging antagonistic cultures
Barbara J.Nelson, Kathryn A.Carver and LindaKaboolian1

Communal violence within countries and regions has been on the rise since the end of the Cold War. By contrast, there has been another less visible trend wherein some societies with deep communal divisions have moved toward greater democratic accommodation, toleration, and a sense of a shared future. Mediating institutions are necessary for the adoption of democratic communal problem solving. We examine one of the mediating institutions and processes that activate the structural advantages of liberal polities: concord organizations, which bring together people with fundamentally opposing views or identities for the purpose of promoting civil society while recognizing group differences. We draw attention ...

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