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Politics in the Vernacular – Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Will Kymlicka


This book explores the rights and situations of ethnocultural groups in Western democracies. It presents essays that share three major themes: the dialectic of nation building and minority rights, the gap between theory and practice of liberal democracies; and the effectiveness of emerging forms of nation-building and minority rights in Western democracies. The book is divided into four parts. Part I presents debates on the rights of ethnocultural minorities. Part II discusses the requirements for ethnocultural justices in a liberal democracy. Part III examines liberals’ misconceptions about n ... More

Keywords: ethnocultural groups, Western democracies, liberal democracies, nation building, minority rights, justice, nationalism, democratic citizenship

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240982
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199240981.001.0001


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Will Kymlicka, author
Queen's University
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