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Politics in the vernacular : nationalism, multiculturalism, and citizenship
Kymlicka, Will.
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Oxford, UK New York : Oxford University Press, 2013, c2001.
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383 pages ; 23 cm.


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Book 0337410 JF1061 .K964 2013 Central Campus Library

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Will Kymlicka is widely regarded as the most influential and original theorist of the rights and status of ethnocultural groups in liberal democracies.This volume brings together fifteen of Will Kymlicka's recent essays on nationalism, multiculturalism and citizenship. These essays expand on the well-known theory of minority rights first developed in his Multicultural Citizenship. In these new essays, Kymlicka applies his theory to several pressing controversies regarding ethnic relations today, responds to some of his critics, and situates the debate over minority rights within the larger context of issues of nationalism, democratic citizenship and globalization.political processes. Taken together, these essays make a major contribution to enriching our understanding of the theory and practice of ethnocultural relations in Western democracies.

Table of Contents

Part A The New Debate over Minority Rights
1 The New Debate over Minority Rights
2 Do We Need a Liberal Theory of Minority Rights? Reply to Carens, Young, Parekh and Forst
3 Liberal Culturalism: An Emerging Consensus?
Part B Ethnocultural Justice
4 Human Rights and Ethnocultural Justice
5 Minority Nationalism and Multination Federalism
6 Theorizing Indigenous Rights
7 Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice
8 The Theory and Practice of Immigrant Multiculturalism
Part C Misunderstanding Nationalism
9 Misunderstanding Nationalism
10 Modernity and Minority Nationalism: Commentary on Thomas Franck
11 The Paradox of Liberal Nationalism
12 From Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism to Liberal Nationalism
13 Cosmopolitanism, Nation-States and Minority Nationalism: A Critical Review of Recent Literature
14 American Multiculturalism in the International Arena
15 Minority Nationalism and Immigrant Integration
Part D Democratic Citizenship in Multiethnic States
16 Return of the Citizen: A Survey of Recent Work on Citizenship Theory
17 Education for Citizenship
18 Citizenship in an Era of Globalization: Commentary on Held
19 Liberal Egalitarianism and Civic Republicanism: Friends or Enemies?