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Multiculturalism, Identity and Rights

1st Edition

Edited by Bruce Haddock, Peter Sutch


256 pages

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This innovative volume brings a selection of leading political theorists to the wide-ranging debate on multiculturalism and political legitimacy. By focusing on the challenge to mainstream liberal theory posed by the surge of interest in the rights of minority groups and subcultures within states, the authors confront issues such as rights, liberalism, cultural pluralism and power relations.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: Bruce Haddock andPeter Sutch

2. Practical Reason and Identity: Bruce Haddock

3. Liberalism and Multiculturalism: Once More Unto the Breach: John Horton

4. What is so Different about Difference?: Andrew Vincent

5. 'Authenticity' in the Jargon of Multiculturalism: Andrew Vincent

6. Theorizing Recognition: Jonathan Seglow

7. Identity, Equality and Power: tentions in Parekh's political theory of multiculturalism: P. J. Kelly

8. The Limits of Universalism: Andrea Baumeister

9. Canadian Indigenous Peoples and the Transformation of Political Theory into Cultural Identity: Mark Francis

10.Identity, Reflection and Justification: Peri Roberts

11.Brian Barry's Egalitarian Critique of Multiculturalism: A liberal Nationalist Defence:Margaret Moore

12.Rights and Human Rights: Rex Martin

13. The transition from Natural Rights to the Culture of Human Rights: Davis Boucher

14. Reiterating Rights: International Society in Transition: Peter Sutch

About the Editors

Bruce Haddock is Professor of Modern European Social and Political Thought at Cardiff University. He is the author of An Introduction to Historical Thought, Vico's Political Thought and co-editor of The Politics of Italian National Identity. Peter Sutch is Lecturer in Politics in the School of European Studies at Cardiff University. He is also the author of Ethics, Justice and International Relations.

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Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Political
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory