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The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom

Chandran Kukathas


This book seeks an answer to the question: what is the principled basis of a free society marked by cultural diversity and group loyalties? It contends that a free society is an open society whose fundamental principle is the principle of freedom of association. It advances an idea of a liberal archipelago which provides a better metaphor of the free society.

Keywords: free society, freedom of association, liberal archipelago

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257546
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019925754X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chandran Kukathas, author
School of Politics at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy
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