This review provides a critical appraisal of Kubow and Min's paper. It teases out their conception of liberalism and argues that the classical notion of liberalism as a political theory that advocates individual liberty based on assumptions of the unencumbered autonomous individual has lost currency. This is because over the years liberalism has mutated into a multiplicity of new forms, and there is no single view that can be said to define what it means to be a liberal. The paper raises methodological questions with respect to the use of focus group interviews. It implores researchers to first ask themselves whether they can tell what a person really believes on the basis of a few questions put to him in an interview.
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Patricia K. Kubow and Mina Min, The Cultural Contours of Democracy: Indigenous Epistemologies Informing South African Citizenship
A Call for More Literature and Deeper Data. A Response to "The Cultural Contours of Democracy: Indigenous Epistemologies Informing South African Citizenship".
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 11.
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