Culture, Citizenship and Community
A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness
By (author) Joseph H. Carens
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Culture, Citizenship and Community by Joseph H. Carens
Book DescriptionThis book contributes to contemporary debates about multiculturalism and democratic theory by reflecting upon the ways in which claims about culture and identity are actually advanced by immigrants, national minorities, aboriginals and other groups in a number of different societies. Carens advocates a contextual approach to theory that explores the implications of theoretical views for actual cases, reflects on the normative principles embedded in practice, and takes account of the ways in which differences between societies matter. He argues that this sort of contextual approach will show why the conventional liberal understanding of justice as neutrality needs to be supplemented by a conception of justice as evenhandedness and why the conventional conception of citizenship is an intellectual and moral prison from which we can be liberated by an understanding of citizenship that is more open to multiplicity and that grows out of practices we judge to be just and beneficial.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198297680
(235mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joseph H. Carens
Ethics of Immigration, Paperback (May 2015)
Eminent political theorist Joseph Carens tests the limits of democratic theory in the realm of immigration, arguing that any acceptable immigration policy must be based on moral principles even if it conflicts with the will of the majority.
Immigrants and the Right to Stay, Hardback (October 2010)
A proposal that immigrants in the United States should be offered a path to legalized status.
Culture, Citizenship and Community, Hardback (March 2000)View all books by Joseph H. Carens
A contribution to the contemporary debate about multiculturalism and democracy, this title discusses questions about immigration, national minorities, aboriginals and others. It argues that liberal democrats should often provide recognition and support for minority cultures and identities.
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Author Biography - Joseph H. Carens
Joseph Carens is Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.
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