Multiculturalism Reconsidered: 'Culture and Equality' and its Critics / Edition 1

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Overview

Can multiculturalists be egalitarians and should egalitarians be multiculturalists? Is the absence of cultural recognition an injustice in the same way as the absence of individual rights or basic resources? These are some of the questions considered in this wide-ranging series of essays inspired by the political philosopher Brian Barry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745627939
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/23/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Kelly is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introduction: Between Culture and Equality 1
1 Liberalism and the Accommodation of Group Claims 18
2 Choice, Chance and Multiculturalism 31
3 Liberalism, Equal Opportunities and Cultural Commitments 45
4 Defending Some Dodos: Equality and/or Liberty? 62
5 Equal Treatment, Exceptions and Cultural Diversity 81
6 The Illiberal Liberal: Brain Barry's Polemical Attack on Multiculturalism 102
7 Culture, Equality and Diversity 114
8 Barry and the Dangers of Liberalism 133
9 All Must Have Prizes: The Liberal Case for Interference in Cultural Practices 151
10 Democratic Justice and Multicultural Recognition 174
11 The Life of Brain, or Now for Something Completely Difference-Blind 184
12 Second Thoughts - and Some First Thoughts Revived 204
Index 239
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