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Political particularism

 

Political particularism

Political particularism is the ability of policymakers to further their careers by appealing to narrow interests rather than the wider interests of the country.[1] It is often characterized by its opponents as the politics of group identity that trumps universal rights and therefore the rights of minorities or any other kind of “other.” In particularism, the decisive factor of politics becomes religious and ethnic identity and the interests of the communities defined by these bonds instead of the ideas and values of political pluralism with its emphasis on universal rights, separation of religion and the government and an ethic of religious and ethnic tolerance.

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