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Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights

Will Kymlicka


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 sorts of rights for minority cultures are consistent with liberal democratic principles, and that standard liberal objections to recognizing such rights on the grounds of individual freedom, social justice, and national unity can be answered. However, no single formula can be applied to all g ... More

Keywords: cultural identity, minority cultures, minority rights, multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198290919
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198290918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Will Kymlicka, author
University of Ottawa
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