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The debate over what rights should be accorded to minority cultures is one of the most hotly debated in modern liberal democracies. This volume collects together for the first time the most important contemporary articles on the subject.
Readership: Scholars and students of political theory, political philosophy, legal philosophy, public policy, social policy, ethnic studies, law, cultural studies.
Edited by Will Kymlicka, Research Director, Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Ottawa; and Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University
"Presents sixteen essays representative of the debate, with an introduction and a very useful guide to further reading by Kymlicka. It is the first such reader of the new debate to become available and will be an essential resource for those new to the topics and to the student courses that have sprung up and will proliferate." - Tariq Modood, Political Quarterly
"This book provides an excellent collection of articles focusing on the most important issues confronting multiethnic and multinational societies today ... It is sorely needed in the literature and provides a brilliant examination of the diverse issues involving ethnocultural and multicultural groups in our Western democracies." - Subhas Ramcharan, Canadian
"This collection of essays has been brought together by the distinguished political theorist Will Kymlicka, to promote better theoretical understanding of the issues underlying the recent upsurge in ethnic and national consciousness and conflict." - Patrick Thornberry, International Affairs