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Negotiating Diversity
By Matthew Festenstein

Negotiating Diversity

Liberalism, Democracy and Cultural Difference

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Negotiating Diversity by Matthew Festenstein

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Debates about cultural diversity have become an important, controversial and inescapable feature of the politics of modern democracies. Negotiating Diversity offers a lucid and accessible analysis of the political theory of multiculturalism. It is an ideal text for students looking for an overview of the state of play in this area. The book explores the work of key political philosophers such as Kymlicka, Barry and Kukathas, and draws on a range of real-world examples to illustrate its arguments. It provides a critique of the tendency to reify cultural identity in political thinking, particularly through an examination of contemporary liberalism. In its place, the author develops a deliberative alternative, which views the politics of cultural diversity as a fallible process of negotiation, argument and compromise. He confronts objections that this alternative itself presupposes a homogenous political community, and that it offers an unrealistic or oppressive vision of politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745624068
ISBN-10: 0745624065
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Negotiating Diversity by Matthew Festenstein Negotiating Diversity, Hardback (November 2005)

Debates about cultural diversity have become an important, controversial and inescapable feature of the politics of modern democracies. Negotiating Diversity offers a lucid and accessible analysis of the political theory of multiculturalism. It is an ideal text for students looking for an overview of the state of play in this area.

Political Ideologies by Matthew Festenstein Political Ideologies, Paperback (February 2005)

Contains a diverse collection of the political writings and texts that have been central to the major ideological traditions in Western political life. These passages are interspersed with editorial commentaries that offer a historical introduction to each thinker and the particular text, and highlight key thematic features of the passages.

Richard Rorty by Matthew Festenstein Richard Rorty, Paperback (October 2001)

Richard Rorty is one of the most influential and provocative figures in contemporary intellectual life. He argues that many of philosophya s traditional concerns are redundant, and that the goal of inquiry should not be truth but human betterment.

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Author Biography - Matthew Festenstein

Matthew Festenstein is Reader in Politics at the University of Sheffield.

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