Citizenship in Diverse Societies
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Citizenship in Diverse Societies by Will Kymlicka
Book DescriptionIs it possible, in a modern, pluralistic society, to promote common bonds of citizenship while at the same time accommodating and showing respect for ethnocultural diversity? 'Citizenship' and 'diversity' have been two of the major topics of debate in both democratic politics and political theory over the past decade. Much has been written about the importance of citizenship, civic identities, and civic virtues for the functioning of liberal democracies, and also about the need to accommodate the ethnocultural, linguistic, and religious pluralism that is a fact of life in most modern states. By and large, however, these two topics have been largely discussed in mutual isolation. Much of the writing on the issues of both citizenship and diversity remains rather abstract and general and disconnected from the concrete issues of public policy and institutional design. Citizenship in Diverse Societies examines the specific points of conflict and convergence between concerns for citizenship and diversity in democratic societies and reassesses and refines existing theories of 'diverse citizenship' by examining these theories in the light of actual practices and policies of pluralistic democracies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198297703
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Will Kymlicka
International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity, Hardback (February 2015)
This book charts new territory by mapping the range of international actors who affect the governance of ethnic diversity and exploring their often contradictory roles and impacts.
Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity, Hardback (May 2014)
What place, if any, ought cultural considerations have when we blame and punish in the criminal law? Bringing together political and legal theorists Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity offers original and diverse discussions that go to the heart of both legal and political debates about multiculturalism, human agency, and responsibility.
Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World, Hardback (March 2014)» View all books by Will Kymlicka
Explores the obstacles to multiculturalism and minority rights in Arab states, including the history of European manipulation of minority politics.
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