Achieving socio-political cohesion in a community with significant ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity is a challenge in contemporary liberal democracies. Public policies and institutions shaped by the needs of the majority can inadvertently marginalize minority interests. Intercultural Deliberation and the Politics of Minority Rights articulates a type of political deliberation designed to mitigate this problem. Instead of asking what the liberal state can tolerate, R. E. Lowe-Walker asks how our understanding of difference affects our interpretation of minority claims, shifting the focus toward inclusive deliberations. This important work serves as a measure of social justice and a vehicle for social change.
|Publisher:||University of British Columbia Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Ruth Lowe-Walker lectures in social and political philosophy at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Politics of Paradox: A Perennial Problem1. Cultural Difference and the Minority Rights Paradox2. Liberal and Non-Liberal Worldviews
Part 2: Intercultural Deliberation: An Innovative Approach3. Deliberating Difference4. Public Reason5. Political Identity6. Intercultural Deliberation and the Minority Rights Paradox