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The Multiculturalism of Fear$
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Jacob T. Levy

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297123

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198297122.001.0001

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Classifying Cultural Rights

Classifying Cultural Rights

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(p.125) 5 Classifying Cultural Rights
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The Multiculturalism of Fear
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Jacob T. Levy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198297122.003.0006

Cultural rights‐claims and policies of multicultural accommodation are not all of a piece; they are not all, e.g. ‘group rights’ in any meaningful sense. So‐called cultural rights can be disaggregated and clustered into: exemptions from generally applicable laws; special assistance to allow a minority to take part in the same activities as the majority; internal restrictions on what members of a community may do and still remain members; external restrictions on the activity of outsiders who might weaken a community; self‐government; the recognition and enforcement of customary law; and claims for symbolic recognition.

Keywords:   affirmative action, cultural rights, customary law, exemptions, group rights, language rights, minority rights, multiculturalism, secession, symbolism

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