A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights
By (author) Will Kymlicka
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Multicultural Citizenship by Will Kymlicka
Book DescriptionThe 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 sorts of 'collective rights' for minority cultures are consistent with liberal democratic principles, and that standard liberal objections to recognizing such rights on grounds of individual freedom, social justice, and national unity, can be answered. However, Professor Kymlicka emphasises 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. The book discusses issues such as language rights, group representation, religious education, federalism, and secession - issues which are central to understanding multicultural politics, but which have been surprisingly neglected in contemporary liberal theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198290919
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Sep-1996
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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Author Biography - Will Kymlicka
Will Kymlicka is Research Director of the Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa, and Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University. His previous books include: Liberalism, Community and Culture; Contemporary Political Philosophy and Justice in Political Philosophy.
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