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Read online Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights The increasingly multicultural fabric of modern societies has given rise to many new issues and conflicts as ethnic and national minorities demand recognition and support for their cultural identity This book presents a new conception of the rights and status of minority cultures It argues that certain collective rights of minority cultures are consistent with liberal democratic principles and that standard liberal objections to such rights can be answered However the author emphasizes that no single formula can be applied to all groups and that the needs and aspirations of immigrants are very different from those of indigenous peoples and national minorities He looks at issues such as language rights group representation religious education federalism and secession issues central to an understanding of multicultural politics but which have been neglected in contemporary liberal theory Scholars of political theory and philosophy as well as the general reader will find this work to be the most comprehensive analysis to date of this crucial political issue by Will Kymlicka

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Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights
Title:Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights
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ISBN:0198290918
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Number of Pages:296
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Academic, Politics, Political science
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Many post communist countries in Central Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are being encouraged indeed pressured by Western countries to improve their treatment of ethnic and national minorities and to adopt Western models of minority rights But what are these Western models Will they work in Eastern Europe Here Will Kymlicka describes a model of Western liberal pluralism discussing what would be involved in adopting it in the East This is followed by commentaries from activists involved in minority rights issues both as practitioners and as academics and Kymlicka s replies to their analyses Sure to interest anyone concerned with ethnic conflict this volume will spark discussion among all those struggling over the question of whether Western liberal values can or should be promoted in the rest of the world br, No description available, Many people think that ethnocultural politics in Canada are spiraling out of control with ever more groups making ever greater demands This book offers a more balanced picture We have learned important lessons about how to accommodate ethnocultural differences from the integration of immigrants to the accommodation of Quebecois nationalism and these lessons can help us tackle the major challenges still facing us br, This volume collects together the most important contemporary articles on the rights of minority cultures While drawing on particular case studies the articles focus on the more general theoretical and normative issues raised by the accommodation of cultural differences The authors represented in this volume come from a variety of countries and disciplines and reflect a wide range of opinion The book explores the nature and value of cultural membership models of cultural pluralism individual and group rights minority representation immigration and secession A new and substantial essay by Will Kymlicka outlines the major issues and perspectives raised in the articles and places them in the context of contemporary debates in political theory The volume also includes a guide to further reading for students and researchers working in the field Compiled by the leading political philosopher of his generation Will Kymlicka s Rights of Minority Cultures will be of great interest to scholars of political theory political philosophy policy studies ethnic studies and law br