Francis Fukuyama: Identity, Dignity, and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama’s book of 2018, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs. Fukuyama argues that the ‘universal recognition’ on which liberal democracy was founded is now challenged by narrower forms of ‘identity-based recognition’ (e.g. nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender) which has resulted in anti-immigrant populism, an upsurge of politicised Islam, and fractious ‘identity liberalism’ on college campuses. He seeks to show how identity can be ‘re-shaped’ to support liberal democracy, rather than undermine it.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Francis Fukuyama – American political scientist.
  • The purpose and structure of: Identity: The Demand for Dignity.
  • The key arguments of: Identity: The Demand for Dignity.
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