Cover image for Multicultural citizenship : a liberal theory of minority rights
Multicultural citizenship : a liberal theory of minority rights
Kymlicka, Will.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Physical Description:
vii, 280 p. ; 25 cm
Oxford political theory
Series Title:
Oxford political theory
General Note:
Includes index.


Material Type
Item Barcode
Call Number
Shelf Location
Item Holds
Book BILKUTUPB101824 JF1061 .K96 1995 Central Campus Library

On Order



The 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 "collective rights" of minority cultures are consistent with liberal democratic principles, and that standard liberal objections to such rights can be answered. However, the author emphasizes 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. He looks at issues such as language rights, group representation, religious education, federalism, and secession--issues central to an understanding of multicultural politics, but which have been neglected in
contemporary liberal theory. Scholars of political theory and philosophy, as well as the general reader, will find this work to be the most comprehensive analysis to date of this crucial political issue.

Table of Contents

oxford Political Theoryp. i
Oxford Political Theoryp. ii
Multicultural Citizenshipp. iii
Acknowledgementsp. v
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 the Politics of Multiculturalismp. 10
Chapter 3 Individual Rights and Collective Rightsp. 34
Chapter 4 Rethinking the Liberal Traditionp. 49
Chapter 5 Freedom and Culturep. 75
Chapter 6 Justice and Minority Rightsp. 107
Chapter 7 Ensuring a Voice for Minoritiesp. 131
Chapter 8 Toleration and Its Limitsp. 152
Chapter 9 the Ties That Bindp. 173
Chapter 10 Conclusionp. 193
Bibliographyp. 240
Indexp. 265