×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights / Edition 1
     

Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights / Edition 1

by Will Kymlicka
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0198290918

ISBN-13: 9780198290919

Pub. Date: 10/17/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198290919
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/17/1996
Series:
Oxford Political Theory Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION
1(9)
2. THE POLITICS OF MULTICULTURALISM
10(24)
3. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND COLLECTIVE RIGHTS
34(15)
4. RETHINKING THE LIBERAL TRADITION
49(26)
5. FREEDOM AND CULTURE
75(32)
6. JUSTICE AND MINORITY RIGHTS
107(24)
7. ENSURING A VOICE FOR MINORITIES
131(21)
8. TOLERATION AND ITS LIMITS
152(21)
9. THE TIES THAT BIND
173(20)
10. CONCLUSION
193(3)
Notes 196(44)
Bibliography 240(25)
Index 265

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews