New PDF release: Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

By Ramón Máiz, Ferrán Requejo

ISBN-10: 0415347858

ISBN-13: 9780415347853

Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism presents an updated evaluation of subnational and multicultural concerns in Western multinational states. The e-book comprises normative, institutional and comparative debts of key matters such as:

* politics and guidelines of accommodation
* multiculturalism
* attractiveness of crew rights
* federalist reforms and debates in Canada and eu states
* the political development of the ecu Union.

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3 As such, multiculturalism implies the salience of multiple cultures coexisting within a limited state-bounded territory, rejecting the modern Jacobin view of the nation-state and the homogenization of identities. The key issue is that such ‘cultural communities’ are said to regulate not only specific aspects, but the entire life conduct and sources of meaning of the individual. Joppke summarizes: Defenders of multiculturalism have argued that the exercise of individual rights and liberties depends on full and unimpeded membership in a respected and flourishing cultural group.

Plan d’action à l’intention des communautés culturelles (Quebec: Ministry of Communications, Direction générale des publications gouvernementales, 1981). 17. For more on the conceptualization of the principles of the ‘common public culture’ as it is understood in Quebec, see Julien Harvey, ‘Culture publique, intégration et pluralisme’, in Relations (October 1991); and Gary Caldwell, ‘Immigration et la nécessité d‘une culture publique commune’, in L’Action Nationale LXXVIII (8; October 1988). 18.

193. 3. Christian Joppke, ‘Multiculturalism and Immigration: A Comparison of the United States, Germany and Great Britain’, Theory and Society, 25 (1996): 449. 4. , p. 452. 5. Iris Marion Young, Inclusion and Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), p. 7. 6. For more on multiculturalism’s challenge to liberal models of citizenship, see Andrea Semprini, Le multiculturalisme (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1997). 40 Alain-G. Gagnon and Raffaele Iacovino 7. See Young, Inclusion and Democracy, in particular Ch.

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