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Religious communities often belong to these more "militant" groups, where religiosity endows a special transcendental significance to their particularism. As Peter Beyer emphasizes, religion may offer a solid ground for plural- ism in society and a strong axis of transnational links. Diasporic communities are simultaneously agents of pluralization of their present societies, and of their transnational diasporas. This dual pluralization that radiates from transnational diasporas, assumes immense importance in the context of their contemporary multiplication throughout the world, and shows how far they represent a genuine makeover of our notion of "one world".

Keywords: dual pluralization; Peter Beyer



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