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Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States

Monique Deveaux


This book explores the challenges that culturally plural liberal states face when they hold competing political commitments to cultural rights and sexual equality, and advances an argument for resolving such dilemmas through democratic dialogue and negotiation. Exploring recent examples of gendered cultural conflicts in South Africa, Canada, and Britain, this study shows that there is an urgent need for workable strategies to mediate the antagonisms between the cultural practices and arrangements of certain ethno-cultural and religious groups, and the norms and constitutional rights endorsed b ... More

Keywords: cultural rights, cultural conflicts, sexual equality, democratic legitimacy, multiculturalism, feminism, gender justice, democratic dialogue, political inclusion, deliberative democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199289790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monique Deveaux, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Williams College, Massachusetts
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