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The rights of minority cultures
Kymlicka, Will.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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ix, 387 p. ; 24 cm.
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Book BILKUTUP0182978 JF1061 .R54 1995 Central Campus Library

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This volume 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
represented in this volume come from a variety of countries and disciplines, and reflect a wide range of opinion. The book explores the nature and value of cultural membership, models of cultural pluralism, individual and group rights, minority representation, immigration, and secession. A new and
substantial essay by Will Kymlicka outlines the major issues and perspectives raised in the articles, and places them in the context of contemporary debates in political theory. The volume also includes a guide to further reading for students and researchers working in the field. Compiled by the
leading political philosopher of his generation, Will Kymlicka's Rights of Minority Cultures will be of great interest to scholars of political theory, political philosophy, policy studies, ethnic studies, and law.

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