Cover image for The rights of minority cultures
The rights of minority cultures
Kymlicka, Will.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Physical Description:
ix, 387 p. ; 24 cm.
Added Author:


Material Type
Item Barcode
Call Number
Shelf Location
Item Holds
Book BILKUTUP0182978 JF1061 .R54 1995 Central Campus Library

On Order



This book collects together the most important contemporary articles on the rights of minority cultures. While drawing on particular case studies, the articles focus on the more general theoretical and normative issues raised by the accommodation of cultural differences. The authors come from a variety of countries and disciplines, and reflect a wide range of opinion. Topics include the nature and value of cultural membership, models of cultural pluralism, individual and group rights, minority representation, immigration, and secession. In his essay, Will Kymlicka outlines the major issues and perspectives raised in the articles, and places them in the context of contemporary debates in political theory.

Table of Contents

1 IntroductionWill Kymlicka
I Historical Background
2 The Individual, the State, and Ethnic Communities in Political TheoryVernon Van Dyke
3 Marx, Engels, and the National QuestionEphraim Nimni
II Cultural Membership
4 National Self-DeterminationAvishai Margalit and Joseph Raz
5 Minority Cultures and Cosmopolitan AlternativeJeremy Waldron
III Forms of Cultural Pluralism
6 Individual Rights Against Group RightsNathan Glazer
7 Together in Difference: Transforming Logic of Group Political ConflictIris Young
IV Individual Rights and Group Rights
8 Native Rights as Collective Rights: A Question of Group Self-PreservationDarlene Johnston
9 Confusion Regarding RightsMichael Hartney
10 Are There Any Cultural Rights?Chandran Kukathas
11 Internal Minorities and Their RightsLeslie Green
V Minority Cultures and Democratic Theory
12 Self Determination versus Pre-Determination of Ethnic Minorities in Power-Sharing SystemsArend Lijphart
13 Democracy and Difference: Some Problems for Feminist TheoryAnne Phillips
VI Controversies
14 The Rushdie Affair: Research Agenda for Political PhilosophyBhikhu Parekh
15 The Capacity of International Law to Advance Ethnic or Nationality Rights ClaimsJames Anaya
16 Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open BordersJoseph Carens
17 The Mortality of SuccessionAllen Buchanan