By (author) Duncan Ivison
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Postcolonial Liberalism by Duncan Ivison
Book DescriptionPostcolonial Liberalism presents a compelling account of the challenges to liberal political theory by claims to cultural and political autonomy and land rights made by indigenous peoples today. It also confronts the sensitive issue of how liberalism has been used to justify and legitimate colonialism. Ivison argues that there is a pressing need to re-shape liberal thought to become more receptive to indigenous aspirations and modes of being. What is distinctive about the book is the middle way it charts between separatism, on the one hand, and assimilation, on the other. These two options present a false dichotomy as to what might constitute a genuinely postcolonial liberal society. In defending this ideal, the book addresses important recent debates over the nature of public reason, justice in multicultural and multinational societies, collective responsibility for the past, and clashes between individual and group rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521527514
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Duncan Ivison
Rights, Paperback (December 2007)
Offers an integration of, and introduction to, the history and philosophy of rights. This book focuses especially on the politics of rights: the fact that rights have always been, and will remain, deeply contested. It discusses the historical contexts in which some of the leading philosophers of rights formed their arguments.
Postcolonial Liberalism, Hardback (November 2002)
This book presents an account of postcolonial liberalism, and argues the case for its sustainability.
Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Duncan Ivison
This 2001 book explores possibilities for 'decolonisation' of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
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Author Biography - Duncan Ivison
Duncan Ivison teaches in the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney. He is the author of The Self at Liberty (1997) and co-editor of Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2000).
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